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, police, planned murder, neo-noir, dog, dancing, prostitute, spy, lawyer, car, desert, female nudity ...
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 realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, murder, investigation, deadly, dishonesty and law enforcement mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Poodle Springs: Tony Rome (1967), Hammett (1982), Marlowe (1969), Murder 1, Dancer 0 (1983), Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (2011). 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, suspenseful, clever, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, sex, prostitute, beach, deadly, dishonesty, who done it, mystery, riddles and clues, crimes ...
Time: 60s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: murder, private detective, investigation, neo noir, femme fatale, prostitute, law enforcement, couples, deadly, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 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: serious, tense, realistic, mind bending, psychological ...
Plot: private detective, murder, betrayal, blackmail, siblings relations, uncover truth, crimes, crime, mystery, who done it, missing person, investigation ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: hollywood, murder, private detective, manipulations, uncover truth, crime, reluctant partners, protagonist as suspect, chase, crimes, chases and races, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: deadly, false accusation, small town, murder, investigation, mystery, crime, crimes, law enforcement, flashback, golden retriever, lighting a cigarette ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, mystery, cons and scams, dishonesty, deadly, betrayal, missing person, law enforcement, investigation, ship, private detective ...
Time: 60s
Place: switzerland, europe, swiss alps, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: mind bending, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, law enforcement, military, legal, false accusation, amateur detective, private detective, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 3K
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, gloomy, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, addiction, casino, loan, mafia, debt, professor, gangsters, college, crime, bookies, downfall ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, harvard university, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 4.3
 156
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: sexual, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, strong sexual content, partners, deadly, investigation, police detective, hollywood, prostitute, crimes, partners against crime, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, tense ...
Plot: private detective, murder, betrayal, neo noir, bribery, friendship, disfigurement, investigation, crime, mystery, gangsters, neo-noir ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, mexico, california, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: kidnapping, murder, righting the wronged, deadly, small town life, dishonesty, investigation, femme fatale, law enforcement, small town, rivalry, private detective ...
Time: 90s
⇓ 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: private detective, dishonesty, investigation, missing person, mystery, crimes, who done it, uncover truth, crime, danger, intrigue
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, intense ...
Plot: police corruption, betrayal, gambling, neo noir, crime, heist, addiction, crime gone awry, moral dilemma, law enforcement, rock, loan ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, tense, realistic
Plot: coma, heist, murder, small town, investigation, police investigation, law enforcement, deadly, life is a bitch, uncover truth, crimes, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1992, year 1994
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, bleak, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, death row, police officer killed, capital punishment, courtroom drama, police investigation, crime, deadly, legal, law enforcer killer, confined ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 92
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: tense, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Plot: investigation, murder, parents and children, crime, rivalry, law enforcement, danger, intrigue, mystery, crimes, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, serious, bleak ...
Plot: murder, prostitute, priest, political corruption, crime, police corruption, redemption, neo-noir, clergy, dishonesty, gangsters, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 9K
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, witty, cynical, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, murder, neo noir, femme fatale, missing person, mystery, crime, investigation, dishonesty, amateur detective, law enforcement, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: tense, serious, suspenseful, mind bending, psychological ...
Plot: prostitute, murder, bondage, investigation, serial killer, police investigation, deadly, gory, dishonesty, college, university, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 71K
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, revenge, uncover truth, dishonesty, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Plot: betrayal, murder, neo noir, couples, dishonesty, deadly, investigation, family relations, crimes, parents and children, crime, dealing with death ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: serious, witty, suspenseful, clever, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, frame up, police detective, private detective, violence, yacht, poker, ocean, deadly, dishonesty, partners, amateur detective ...
Time: 60s
Place: miami, usa, europe, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 814
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: realistic, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, frame up, police, gambling, gang, rivalry, dishonesty, on the run, billiards, society, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic
Plot: murder, betrayal, terrorism, heist, private detective, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, city life, dishonesty, love affair, deadly ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: denmark, new york, india, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: neo noir, partners, fighting crime, investigation, addiction, private detective, dishonesty, deadly, police station, vengeance, police corruption, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: realistic, suspenseful, clever, serious, sexual ...
Plot: private detective, murder, neo noir, adultery, divorce, hotel room, manipulations, cons and scams, dangerous attraction, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, femme fatale ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959
Place: brighton, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
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In the Flesh (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A police detective (Ed Corbin) assigned to work a gay bar on an undercover drug operation gets hooked up with a gay student hustler (Dane Ritter). After the student witnesses a murder, the cop provides him an alibi and invites him to stay at his ...
Style: gloomy, sexual, sexy, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: drug dealing, murder, unlikely couple, working undercover, crimes, love and romance, uncover truth, crime, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, dangerous attraction, against the rules ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: gloomy, sincere, serious, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, crimes, superior officer, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, crime, hanging, partners, workplace, police station ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Appointment with Death (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Emily Boynton, stepmother to the three Boynton children -- Lennox, Raymond and Carol -- and mother to Ginevra, blackmails the family lawyer, Jefferson Cope, into destroying a second will of her late husband that would have freed the children from ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, ship, mystery, murder mystery, law enforcement, crimes, uncover truth, crime, who done it, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1937
Place: israel, middle east, holy land, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, murder, danger, deadly, rescue, investigation, self discovery, crimes, crime, golden years, babies and infants, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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