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, 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 realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, crime, deadly, investigation, dishonesty and law enforcement mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Poodle Springs: Tony Rome (1967), Marlowe (1969), Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (2011), Partners in Crime (2000), Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007). 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, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, beach, sex, prostitute, law enforcement, riddles and clues, crimes, mystery, who done it, tough heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ 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: serious, mind bending, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: murder, private detective, betrayal, missing person, investigation, femme fatale, blackmail, deadly, martial arts, dishonesty, amateur detective, who done it ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: investigation, mystery, false accusation, deadly, law enforcement, murder, crime, crimes, quitting job, small town, funeral, flashback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: murder, private detective, investigation, femme fatale, special agents, uncover truth, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, crime, who done it ...
Time: 90s
⇓ 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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, tense
Plot: uncover truth, crimes, crime, murder, investigation, police investigation, heist, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch, coma, cold case ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1992, year 1994
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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, serious, realistic, dark humor
Plot: femme fatale, neo noir, investigation, murder, prostitute, private detective, chinatown, deadly, who done it, dishonesty, couples, law enforcement ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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, serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, addiction, casino, debt, crime, money, crimes, bookies, hopes, gambling debt, loan, gambler ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, harvard university, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: private detective, murder, hollywood, protagonist as suspect, crime, crimes, chases and races, uncover truth, reluctant partners, manipulations, dishonesty, frame up ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, pedophilia, police, sexual abuse, redemption, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, year 1961, 1960s
Place: united states, usa, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, suspenseful, talky, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: private detective, riddles and clues, murder, murder mystery, investigation, mystery, crimes, crime, dishonesty, multiple suspects, deadly, estate ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, deadly, crime, crimes, investigation, betrayal, rescue, dishonesty, seduction, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ 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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: murder, private investigator, cons and scams, ship, undercover, private detective, missing person, betrayal, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, investigation ...
Time: 60s
Place: switzerland, europe, swiss alps, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Deviant Obsession (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Joan Alton is a lawyer who goes undercover at a strip club to gather clues that might exonerate her lover who has been accused of murder. While the defendant's secrets unveil, she will stop at nothing to catch the real killer.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexual, sexploitation film
Plot: strip club, woman in danger, amateur detective, dangerous attraction, false accusation, life is a bitch, frame up, murder, obsession, deadly, law enforcement, couples ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, dishonesty, investigation, crimes, college, family relations, dealing with death, parents and children, couples, deadly, neo noir ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, friendship, disfigurement, bribery, neo noir, investigation, crime, mystery, gangsters, neo-noir ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mexico, los angeles, california, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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 ...
Plot: private detective, murder, missing person, terminal illness, femme fatale, mystery, who done it, uncover truth, crime, dishonesty, amateur detective, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: tense, captivating, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, crime, crimes, who done it, mystery, gangsters, law enforcement, deadly, police station, small town life, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: serious, stylized, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: private detective, investigation, murder, police corruption, neo noir, uncover truth, crimes, cons and scams, criminal's revenge, crime, mystery, who done it ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: realistic, rough, mind bending, serious, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, crime, mystery, crimes, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, uncover truth, hotshot lawyer, private detective, dedicated lawyer, confined ...
Time: 80s
⇓ 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: witty, clever, suspenseful, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police detective, private detective, frame up, poker, ocean, violence, yacht, mystery, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 60s
Place: miami, europe, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, fighting crime, crime, workplace, partners, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, partners against crime, police station, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: realistic, rough, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, small town, frame up, hidden identity, disorder, mistaken identity, investigation, mystery, betrayal, love triangle, dishonesty, small town life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: casino, gambling, blackmail, christmas, ransom, neo noir, crime, betrayal, partners, holiday, cover up, gem ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas, atlantic city new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: psychological, serious, mind bending, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, prostitute, investigation, serial killer, police investigation, legal investigation, crime, protagonist as suspect, crimes, college, university, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.3
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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: sexual, realistic, suspenseful, erotic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, deadly, strong sexual content, law enforcement, partners against crime, crimes, crime, prostitute, partners, hollywood, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, mayor, betrayal, politics, election, political corruption, crime, uncover truth, crimes, life turned upside down, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, intense ...
Plot: police corruption, betrayal, gambling, neo noir, crime, heist, addiction, crime gone awry, partners, dishonesty, disorder, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: courtroom drama, police officer killed, police investigation, crimes, murder, kidnapping, haunted by the past, deadly, law enforcement, confined, law enforcer killer, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: twists and turns, suspense, intellectual, serious, psychological ...
Plot: mind game, investigation, murder mystery, lawyer, legal investigation, courtroom drama, manipulation, obsession, adultery, guilt, perfect crime, attempted murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ 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: suspenseful, serious, suspense, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, mystery, gangsters, investigation, fighting crime, rivalry, crimes, life is a bitch, tough heroes, neo noir, mafia, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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