Movies like Scoop

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Scoop (2006)
 6.7
 77K
Scoop (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An American journalism student in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls.
Style: humorous, semi serious, buddy comedy, melancholic, talky, suspense, twists and turns, witty, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: investigation, journalist, serial killer, student, mystery, murder investigation, uncover truth, danger, dangerous attraction, deadly, suspicion of murder, magic, plot twist, journalism, murder, party, deception, blackmail, reporter, strong female character, drowning, swimming pool, aristocracy, police investigation, multiple storylines ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england

Most similar movies to Scoop

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, investigation, murder, crime, mystery, deadly and police investigation mostly in Mystery, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Scoop: The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001), Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993), Fletch (1985), Drowning Mona (2000), The Man with Bogart's Face (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: CW Briggs is a veteran insurance investigator, with many successes. Betty Ann Fitzgerald is a new employee in the company he works for, with the task of reorganizing the office. They don't like each other - or at least that's what they ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Plot: hypnosis, insurance investigator, investigation, workplace, love and romance, crimes, unlikely criminals, power relations, false accusation, heist, plot twist, justice ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1940, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A middle-aged couple suspects foul play when their neighbor's wife suddenly drops dead.
Style: clever, witty, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: investigation, murder, blackmail, amateur detective, neighbor, mystery, couples, free spirited, divorced divorcee, friends, ordinary person, verbal byplay ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.9
 44K
Fletch (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A veritable chameleon, investigative reporter Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher might drive his editor up the wall, but he always produces great pieces for the newspaper. When his next story is about the drug trade taking place on the beach, Fletch ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, light ...
Plot: investigation, undercover, dishonesty, cons and scams, crimes, insurance, mistaken identity, journalism, murder for hire, corruption, divorce lawyer, country club ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, rio de janeiro, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.7
 13K
Drowning Mona (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The recently deceased Mona Dearly (Bette Midler) was many things: an abusive wife, a domineering mother, a loud-mouthed neighbor and a violent malcontent. So when her car and corpse are discovered in the Hudson River, police Chief Wyatt Rash (Danny ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, funny, absurd, clever ...
Plot: investigation, murder, suspect, mystery, family problems, disorder, social relations, goofy hero, small town, small town life, waitress, murder mystery ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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The Man with Bogart's Face (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In The Man With Bogart's Face, an affectionate send-up of the Bogart detective films of the 1940s, Robert Sacchi plays a man who idolizes Humphrey Bogart so much he has his features altered to look exactly like his idol. He then opens up a ...
Style: psychological, semi serious, suspenseful, witty, humorous ...
Plot: private detective, hollywood, switching roles, dangerous attraction, boss and employee, hotshot hero, mystery, obsession, murder, parody, femme fatale, amateur detective ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.1
 7K
The Trixxer (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Auf dem Weg von Bitterfeld nach London verirrt sich ein sächsisches Pärchen im Wald. Ein hinterhältiges Subjekt hat den Wegweiser verdreht! So werden die beiden Zeuge, wie "der Mönch mit der Peitsche" vorsätzlich über den Haufen ...
Style: witty, exciting, not serious, humorous
Plot: police detective, murder, mystery, police investigation, partners, danger, serial killer, law enforcement, mysterious character, riddles and clues, crimes, parody ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Crime
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Mystery abounds when it is discovered that, one by one, the greatest Chefs in Europe are being killed. The intriguing part of the murders is that each chef is killed in the same manner that their own special dish is prepared in. Food critics and the ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, dark humor, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: murder, mystery, serial killer, race against time, crimes, crime, goofy hero, cooking and food, deadly, disorder, investigation, lobster ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.3
 71K
Clue (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Clue finds six colorful dinner guests gathered at the mansion of their host, Mr. Boddy -- who turns up dead after his secret is exposed: He was blackmailing all of them. With the killer among them, the guests and Boddy's chatty butler must suss ...
Style: humorous, twists and turns, enigmatic, witty, captivating ...
Plot: mystery, investigation, multiple suspects, murder, danger, mansion, maid, butler, dark and stormy night, board game, amateur detective, strangulation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1954, 1950s
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Movie in collections
 2.9
 966
Legacy (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a geeky, overweight rushee is found dead at the hottest sorority on the campus, the three most popular girls of the house are prime suspects.
Style: dark humor, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, investigation, riddles and clues, mystery, serial killer, deadly, college life, protagonist as suspect, legal, reluctant partners, college, murder mystery ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Crime Is Our Business (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Prudence Beresford is investigating another murder. Her aunt had witnessed it, but no body was found, and nobody trusted her word. Nobody, except Prudence, of course!
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: murder, crimes, uncover truth, investigation, private detective, odd couple, couple relations, siblings relations, master and servant, disorder, deadly, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Goodbye Lover (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Police investigate when a man having an affair with his brother's wife disappears suddenly.
Style: sexy, suspenseful, realistic, witty, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, murder, femme fatale, mystery, investigation, love and romance, dishonesty, obsession, manipulations, dangerous attraction, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: austria, salt lake city utah, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
A Slight Case of Murder (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the midst of a spat, film critic Terry Thorpe (William H. Macy) accidentally kills his lover. Though Thorpe covers his tracks, he raises the suspicions of a private investigator (James Cromwell), who then tries to blackmail him. Thorpe also falls ...
Style: humorous, clever, suspenseful, cynical, dark humor ...
Plot: murder, investigation, private detective, neo noir, blackmail, unfaithful wife, police investigation, ambition, who done it, couples, disorder, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.8
 6K
Her Alibi (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A writer of BAD detective novels is in full writers' block. He pretends to be the alibi of a beautiful woman who was arrested for murder at first thinking her innocent, but as she shows more and more interesting abilities (such as knife ...
Style: sexy, feel good, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: mystery, murder, romance, farce, fall in love, crime, investigation, comedy of errors, amateur detective, danger, couples, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 51K
Irrational Man (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On a small town college campus, a philosophy professor in existential crisis gives his life new purpose when he enters into a relationship with his student.
Style: talky, realistic, humorous, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: teachers and students, college, depression, love and romance, love affair, mystery, character study, loneliness, unlikely friendships, moral ambiguity, redemption, plot twist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Small Time Crooks (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job's cover business becomes a spectacular success.
Style: witty, humorous, talky, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: bank robbery, unlikely criminals, cheating, overnight success, disorder, cons and scams, crime, couple relations, love and romance, bank robber, criminal, restaurant ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Shadows and Fog (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: With a serial strangler on the loose, a bookkeeper wanders around town searching for the vigilante group intent on catching the killer.
Style: humorous, surreal, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, vigilante, murder, false accusation, vigilantism, mystery, investigation, crimes, disorder, comedy of errors, mistaken identity, danger ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: eastern europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 18K
Fletch Lives (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fletch is a fish out of water in small-town Louisiana, where he's checking out a tumbledown mansion he's inherited. When a woman he flirts with turns up dead, Fletch becomes a suspect and must find the killer and clear his name. In the ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, funny ...
Plot: murder, chase, mystery, disorder, dishonesty, mistaken identity, bishop, journalism, switching roles, heroes, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Mystery of the Yellow Room (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Joseph Rouletabille (Bruno Podalydès), a reporter for a local newspaper, investigates the attempted killing of Mathilde Stangerson (Sabine Azéma), who uses the yellow room of the title as her bedroom. At the time of the revolver shots her room was ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, rough, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, danger, journalism, mysterious past, mysterious event, locked room, mystery killer ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Alphabet Murders (1965)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates a series of murders in London in which the victims are killed according to their initials.
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, murder, serial killer, investigation, law enforcement, deadly, danger, who done it, crimes, crime, riddles and clues, parody ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.9
 435
The Scenesters (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Someone is killing beautiful young Hipsters in East L.A. Charlie is a crime scene cleaner working for Aftershocks Inc. with a penchant for Sherlock Holmes type deduction. Wallace is an out-of-luck filmmaker working as a crime scene videographer. The ...
Style: cynical, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: murder, fish out of water, serial killer, investigation, deadly, disorder, crime, crimes, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, who done it, dead woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: It's Yorkshire in 1974, and fear, mistrust and institutionalised police corruption are running riot. Rookie journalist Eddie Dunford is determined to search for the truth in an increasingly complex maze of lies and deceit surrounding the police ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, police corruption, investigation, strangulation, police brutality, murder, mystery, missing child, uncover truth, journalism, crimes, journalist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.3
 1K
R.S.V.P. (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young man invites a group of his closest friends to a party, where he proceeds to discreetly kill them all.
Style: dark humor, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, psychopath, deadly, mind game, death, student, party, violence, slasher, college ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.6
 343
Pendulum (2001)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The nature and lure of power: in Dallas, a councilman is on trial for corruption, the D.A. is running for the US Senate, a serial killer is slashing prostitutes, and a professor is murdered. Amanda Reeve is assigned to investigate the law-school ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, politician, investigation, life is a bitch, uncover truth, police corruption, crime, protagonist as suspect, dangerous attraction, partners against crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 1K
Brigham City (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wes Clayton is a lawman and a bishop in a Mormon community called Brigham. The town is shaken when a woman from California is found murdered. Clayton and his young deputy work with an FBI agent sent to investigate. As a civil and spiritual leader in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, small town, serial killer, mystery, investigation, mormon, crime, crimes, human nature, deadly, law enforcement, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: utah, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Assassination of a High School President (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After the theft of copies of SAT exams from a principal's office, teenage reporter Bobby Funke sets out to unmask the thief. Bobby prints an article fingering Class President Paul Moore as the thief, shredding the youth's reputation. But ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, high school, journalism, uncover truth, crimes, mystery, high school life, teenage life, teacher student relationship, mentor, teenager, teenagers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.4
 2K
True Crime (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has a addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines (hence the title of the movie), which inspire her to do her own detective work. When she starts snooping ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, suspense, brutal, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, danger, amateur detective, psychopath, female detective, police investigation, mystery, uncover truth, woman in danger, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
V.I. Warshawski, Detective in High Heels (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Victoria "V.I" Warshawski is a Chicago based private detective who agrees to babysit for her new boyfriend; then he is murdered. Being the detective type, she makes the murder her next case. In doing so she befriends the victim's ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, entertaining, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, crime, who done it, law enforcement, crimes, uncover truth, mystery, femme fatale, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.2
 520
Lonely Street (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bubba Mabry, a gullible private detective, becomes the prime suspect in a tabloid reporter's murder after being hired to snoop on him by a mysterious celebrity.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, goofy hero, uncover truth, who done it, dishonesty, disorder, media, journalism, amateur detective, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Betty Lou is a librarian in a very small town. Her husband is a police detective who takes her for granted. Betty Lou is the ultimate mouse. After a gangland figure is mysteriously murdered in town, Betty Lou finds the murder weapon, but can't ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light, sexy ...
Plot: murder, librarian, small town, police investigation, crime, amateur detective, crimes, mystery, witnessing a crime, manipulations, switching roles, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 158 min.
Story: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, rape, danger, sexual abuse, missing person, crime, search, crimes, partners, journalist, uncover truth, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, year 1966
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%