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The Secret Adversary (1983)
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The Secret Adversary (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
TV show
Story: Childhood friends Tommy and Tuppence (Prudence) meet in London after having served in World War I. Recently "demobed", short of money, and with no job prospects, they decide to become adventurers for hire. Soon, they are employed by the British Government to locate a secret treaty signed before the war. Bolsheviks, kidnappings, missing persons, and a marriage proposal for Tuppence, keep things moving for The Young Adventurers, Ltd.
Style: detective series
Plot: childhood friend, english countryside, whodunit, spy, world war one, car chase, hotel, russian, childhood sweetheart, maid, secret agents, amnesia, american, political intrigue, unemployment, proposal, british, french, megalomaniac, convention, flashback, disguise, bellhop, mysterious woman, secret organization ...
Time: 1920s
Place: london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and suspense films and TV series with plots about murder, crimes, mystery, investigation, whodunit, murder mystery and agatha christie mostly in Mystery, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Secret Adversary: Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (1980), Agatha and the Truth of Murder (2018), Partners in Crime (1983), Death on the Nile (2022), Seven Dials Mystery (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (1980)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This intriguing story is set in the 1930s at a country house, where two amateur sleuths, Bobby Jones and Lady Frankie Derwent, try to unravel the mystery behind a tale of murder, suspense and false identities. And the only clues the two have to go ...
Plot: murder mystery, food poisoning, locked door, dying words, class differences, overdose, red herring, golf, maid, morphine, whodunit, car accident ...
Time: 1930s
Place: wales
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100%
Agatha and the Truth of Murder (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1926, with her personal life in tatters and her writing in crisis, a young Agatha Christie decides to solve a real-life murder.
Style: twists and turns, realistic, psychological, captivating
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: murder mystery, murder, loner, crimes, investigation, private detective, writer's life, mystery, escapades, riddles and clues, mastermind, peril ...
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Partners in Crime (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime is a 1983 British television series based on the short stories of the same name by Agatha Christie. It was directed by John A. Davis and Tony Wharmby, and starred James Warwick and Francesca Annis in the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, atmospheric, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, couples, newlyweds, partners against crime, odd couple, amateur detective, mystery, crimes, partners, who done it, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Witness for the Prosecution (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: The hunt is on to find the murderer of a wealthy glamorous heiress who is found dead in her London townhouse. Based on the short story by Agatha Christie.
Style: twists and turns
Plot: murder mystery, heiress, accused of murder, socialite, rich woman, inheritance, court, murder, woman killed, defense attorney, murder of a woman, world war one veteran ...
Time: 1920s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Death on the Nile (2022)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Almost everyone on the S.S.Karnak, cruising the Nile, has a reason to want heiress Linnet Ridgeway dead. Her jewels are coveted by elderly Mrs. van Schuyler, her maid is upset because Linnet won't give her a promised dowry, writer Salome ...
Style: surprise ending, captivating, artsy, non-linear, suspense ...
Plot: murder mystery, whodunit, murder investigation, murder, investigation, crimes, justice, chase, belgian, ship, death, deduction ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, year 1914, year 1937
Place: egypt, london, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Seven Dials Mystery (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: When two mysterious deaths mar an otherwise pleasant weekend in the English countryside, unflappable flapper Lady Eileen Brent (Cheryl Campbell) teams up with the dashing Jimmy Thesinger (James Warwick) to solve the dastardly deeds. Their sleuthing ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, clever, mind bending ...
Plot: estate, partners against crime, secret identity, dishonesty, crimes, private detective, mystery, intrigue, espionage, amateur detective, investigation, conspiracy ...
Time: 1920s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
And Then There Were None (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: Ten strangers, drawn away from their normal lives to an isolated rock off the Devon coast. But as the mismatched group waits for the arrival of the hosts – the improbably named Mr and Mrs U.N. Owen – the weather sours and they find themselves ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder mystery, whodunit, island, murder, mysterious death, isolation, justice, suspicion, accusation, death, survival, investigation ...
Time: year 1939, 1930s
Place: england, united kingdom, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The ABC Murders (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: It's 1933, and an older and greyer Hercule Poirot has fallen out of the public eye. When he receives anonymous letters threatening murder, he must take matters into his own hands.
Style: suspense, enigmatic, stylized, bleak, atmospheric
Plot: serial killer, investigation, mysterious villain, adaptation, ritual, priest, male protagonist, train station, manners, world war one, train, agatha christie ...
Time: 1930s
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Maigret (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Hungary
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the novels by Georges Simenon, Michael Gambon plays the eponymous detective from the Sûreté in this 1992 revival of the 1960s BBC drama series. Maigret is an intuitutive detective, who investigates his cases by watching and listening, ...
Plot: whodunit, red herring, french
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Evil Under the Sun (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Trying to find how a millionaire wound up with a phony diamond brings Hercule Poirot to an exclusive island resort frequented by the rich and famous. When a murder is committed, everyone has an alibi.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, clever, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, island, murder mystery, mystery, crimes, intrigue, multiple suspects, amateur detective, gem, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: greece, albania, south of france, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Father Brown (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Father Brown was a Catholic priest who doubled as an amateur detective in order to solve mysteries.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: priest, amateur detective, religion, religions or cults, society, rivalry, good versus evil, mystery, clergy, crimes, criminal heroes, riddles and clues ...
Time: 1920s
Place: england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Death on the Nile (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: As Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?
Style: clever, twists and turns, captivating, enigmatic, talky ...
Plot: murder mystery, whodunit, multiple suspects, murder, private detective, cruise, investigation, mystery, heir, pyramid, love triangle, river ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937
Place: egypt, england, north africa, africa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Little Murders of Agatha Christie (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: In 1930s France, Superintendent Larosière has a passion for beautiful women and solving cases, while hapless young inspector Lampion just tries to keep up. Later series, are set in the mid-'50s, where suave Commissioner Laurence unravels ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, humorous
Plot: whodunit, murder investigation, investigation, murder, crimes, murder mystery, partners against crime, who done it, mystery, partners, law enforcement, odd couple ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, stylized, talky, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, whodunit, murder mystery, train, private detective, multiple suspects, murder, train travel, crimes, who done it, mysterious character, passenger ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1935, 70s
Place: new york, turkey, istanbul turkey, former yugoslavia, balkan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, UK, Malta
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Genius Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of an American tycoon aboard the Orient Express train.
Style: surprise ending, artsy, suspense, non-linear, road movie
Plot: murder mystery, investigation, whodunit, vengeance, murder, train, justice, snow, steam train, suspect, conspiracy, professor ...
Time: 1930s, post world war one, pre world war two, year 1934, 1920s
Place: europe, venice, alps, middle east, constantinople ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Murder in Three Acts (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In Acapulco, Hercule Poirot attends a dinner party in which one of the guests clutches his throat and suddenly dies. The causes seem to be natural until another party with most of the same guests produces another corpse.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, private detective, murder mystery, manipulation, mystery, serial killer, dishonesty, crimes, multiple suspects, estate, who done it, riddles and clues ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, acapulco mexico, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Flesh and Blood (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 182 min.
TV show
Story: Three adult siblings find their family thrown into disarray when their recently widowed mother, Vivien, declares she is in love with a new man. The tension his presence creates threatens to drag the whole family towards tragedy, and perhaps crime.
Style: tense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, disturbing, suspense
Plot: widow, siblings, remarry, mother daughter relationship, new love, tragedy, neighbor, family relations, violent, mystery, murder, track down ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Man in the Brown Suit (1989)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Agatha Christie. An American woman getting involved in a diamond theft in South Africa. Nor Poirot nor Marple.
Style: mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, cruise, private detective, amateur detective, mystery, adventurer, investigation, criminal heroes, crimes, mysterious character, protagonist as suspect, stash ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, south africa, egypt, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Body in the Library (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 156 min.
TV show
Story: Amateur detective Miss Jane Marple investigates the murder of a young woman whose body is found in the library at Gossington Hall, home of Colonel and Mrs. Arthur Bantry.
Style: serious, realistic, clever, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, uncover truth, who done it, missing child, murder investigation, murder mystery, murder victim ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
A Caribbean Mystery (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Aging Major Palgrave, an idiosyncratic but charming mystery writer, reveals to Miss Marple that one of the guests at a luxurious Caribbean resort they're staying at is a Bluebeard-type wife murderer. Unfortunately, the Major succumbs to an ...
Style: talky, mind bending, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: hotel, murder, amateur detective, drug abuse, riddles and clues, couple relations, resort, who done it, haunted by the past, psychopath, couples, private detective ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: caribbean, bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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They Were Ten (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Ten people, five women, five men, are invited to a luxury hotel on a deserted tropical island. They soon realize they are completely isolated, cut off from the rest of the word and all means of communication, which rapidly becomes their worst ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, psychotronic ...
Plot: payback, murder, serial killer, serial murder, death, violence, killing spree, vengeance, crimes, justice, hotel, flashback ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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In the Dark (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: In The Dark sees Helen Weeks (MyAnna Buring) drawn into the two most testing and personal cases of her career - just as she begins her journey towards motherhood. Helen is never fazed by a challenge, but her tough exterior conceals a complex inner ...
Style: enigmatic, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, tense ...
Plot: female protagonist, policewoman, abduction, investigation, police detective, detective inspector, pregnant woman, childhood friend, hometown, child abduction, crime investigation, sleuth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
TV show
Story: The show follows the adventures of Miss Jane Marple, an elderly spinster living in the quiet little village of St Mary Mead. During her many visits to friends and relatives in other villages, Miss Marple often stumbles upon mysterious murders which ...
Style: twists and turns, clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: who done it, riddles and clues, murder mystery, female detective, murder investigation, amateur detective, uncover truth, whodunit, murder, female protagonist, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: post world war two, 50s
Place: england, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Partners in Crime (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Set in a 1950s Britain rising from the ashes of the Blitz into the grip of a new Cold War, our beekeeping duo stumble into a world of murder, undercover agents and cold war conspiracy. Tuppence is a woman who sees adventure round every corner, ...
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: amateur detective, partners, private detective, post war, mystery, investigation, odd couple, crimes, conspiracy, couple relations, husband wife relationship, cold war ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.
Style: clever, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: private detective, murder, murder mystery, who done it, riddles and clues, whodunit, investigation, murder investigation, uncover truth, multiple suspects, crimes, private investigator ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, london, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Agatha Christie's Hjerson (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Sweden, Germany, Finland, UK
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Swedish murder investigator Sven Hjerson forms an unexpected detective duo with stubborn TV producer Klara after several years of isolation. Will she also manage to recruit him for her new TV show?
Style: tense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: private detective, whodunit, sleuth, forensics, investigation, crime investigation, private investigator, reality, private investigation, investigator, homicide detective, island ...
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Dandelion Dead (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: This is a dramatisation of the true story of Major Herbert Rowse Armstrong, a solicitor and magistrate's clerk who lived in the small Welsh town of Hay-on-Wye. In 1921 he was arrested and charged with poisoning his domineering wife, Catherine, ...
Plot: poison, gardener, murder suspect, poisoning, accusation, whodunit, attempted murder, deliberate cruelty, court, wooing, rivals, pharmacist ...
Time: 1920s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 153 min.
TV show
Story: An unusual announcement in the newspaper leads the curious villagers to Miss Blacklock's home, where they become witnesses to a murder.
Style: mind bending, twists and turns, suspenseful, clever, realistic ...
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, murder, who done it, uncover truth, crimes, law enforcement, hidden identity, mystery, murder investigation, poison, police detective ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Moving Finger (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 102 min.
TV show
Story: The residents of a quiet English village begin to receive nasty, threatening letters. The wife of the local vicar calls in her friend Miss Marple to investigate.
Style: suspenseful, clever, serious, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, village, uncover truth, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, who done it, siblings relations, riddles and clues, village life, fighter pilot, stepfather ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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The Five (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When they were twelve years old, Mark, Pru, Danny and Slade were out together in the park. Mark’s five-year-old brother, Jesse, was annoying them. They were mean – told him to get lost. Jesse ran away. He was gone. Never seen again. Twenty years ...
Style: suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: childhood friend, missing person, murder, investigation, unsolved crime, crime solving, crime investigation, crimes, police detective, uncover truth, crime scene, cold case ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%