Movies like Sleuth 1972

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Sleuth (1972)
 8.0
 44K
Sleuth (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A mystery novelist devises an insurance scam with his wife’s lover - but things aren’t exactly as they seem.
Style: twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, suspense, enigmatic, atmospheric, talky ...
Plot: riddles and clues, extramarital affair, infidelity, robbery, search, insurance, mystery, mind game, twists & turns, vengeance, one on one, dishonesty, rivalry, game, adultery, romantic rivalry, love triangle, humiliation, cat and mouse, frame up, evidence, crimes, high society, murder mystery, social climbing ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, london

Most similar movies to Sleuth

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, tense, suspense and serious films with plots about mystery, crimes, murder, investigation, police investigation, storytelling and corruption mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Sleuth: Clue (1985), Deathtrap (1982), Fermat's Room (2007), The Spanish Prisoner (1997), Memento (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 80K
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: twists and turns, humorous, enigmatic, witty, captivating ...
Plot: mystery, multiple suspects, investigation, mansion, butler, murder, danger, maid, dark and stormy night, board game, amateur detective, parody ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1954, 1950s, 80s
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 12K
Deathtrap (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Broadway playwright puts murder in his plan to take credit for a student's script.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, humorous, semi serious, psychological ...
Plot: murder, playwright, mystery, crimes, perfect crime, husband wife relationship, ambition, rivalry, deathtrap, aspiring writer, twists & turns, secrets ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
 19K
Fermat's Room (2007)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Four mathematicians who do not know each other are invited by a mysterious host on the pretext of resolving a great enigma. The room in which they find themselves turns out to be a shrinking room that will crush them if they do not discover in time ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Plot: riddles and clues, mathematics, mystery, deadly, science, rivalry, danger, mysterious character, mind game, isolation, genius, murder mystery ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Spanish Prisoner (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An employee of a corporation with a lucrative secret process is tempted to betray it. But there's more to it than that.
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: mystery, neo noir, betrayal, invention, investigation, workplace intrigue, stranger, intrigue, crimes, theft, mastermind, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: venezuela, caribbean, usa, manhattan new york city, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.4
 1.1M
Memento (2000)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, tense, suspense ...
Plot: plot twist, neo noir, memory loss, mystery, revenge, uncover truth, paranoia, twists & turns, suprisingly clever, haunted by the past, amnesia, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 104K
Exam (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The final candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test so simple and confusing that tension begins to unravel.
Style: mind bending, psychological, surprise ending, serious, captivating ...
Plot: mind game, plot twist, rivalry, psychologist, manipulations, ambition, psychology, human nature, confinement indoors, surveillance, room, mystery ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
A Killer Upstairs (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman investigates when her teenage son is arrested for his married lover's murder.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, false accusation, investigation, mystery, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, legal, law enforcement, amateur detective, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 1.2M
The Prestige (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, captivating, psychological, twist ending ...
Plot: obsession, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, illusion, deception, secret, magical, magic, diary, stage magic, teleportation, mystery ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1890s ...
Place: london, england, europe, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 841K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mystery, police investigation, missing person, murder mystery, investigation, disappearance, twists & turns, missing wife, manipulation, femme fatale, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2012
Place: missouri, usa, new york, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 30K
Sleuth (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On his sprawling country estate, an aging writer matches wits with the struggling actor who has stolen his wife's heart.
Style: intellectual, talky, psychological, suspenseful, witty ...
Plot: rivalry, manipulation, mind game, crimes, outsmarting, one on one, verbal byplay, dialogue driven, writers, riddles and clues, dishonesty, mistaken identity ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Mortal Thoughts (1991)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A loathsome man ends up dead, but it's not clear who's to blame. If ever a person got what he deserved, it's James Urbanksi, an abusive drunk who steals from his wife, Joyce, and promises her close friend Cynthia Kellogg that ...
Style: psychological, clever, suspenseful, tense, stylized ...
Plot: investigation, murder, crime gone awry, betrayal, mystery, crime, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, crumbling marriage, unlikely criminals, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.5
 85K
Following (1998)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 69 min.
Story: A struggling, unemployed young writer takes to following strangers around the streets of London, ostensibly to find inspiration for his new novel.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, tense, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: neo noir, thief, stranger, breaking and entering, mystery, robbery, friendship, dishonesty, buddies, dangerous attraction, writers, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Presumed Innocent (1990)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Life takes a nasty twist for D.A. Rusty Sabich when the woman he has been romantically involved with is murdered. He is assigned to investigate the case, but is soon charged with the murder.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, courtroom drama, mistress, lawyer, infidelity, investigation, mystery, crimes, crime, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, mind bending ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, kidnapping, school, missing person, kindergarten, mystery, family relations, journalism, crimes, deadly, single parent ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.8
 339K
The Game (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, mind game, uncover truth, life turned upside down, disorder, manipulation, game, neo noir, businessman, life philosophy, psychology, surveillance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 6K
Deceiver (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, police investigation, secret, violence, crimes, prostitute, law enforcement, investigation, deadly, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A journalist goes undercover to ferret out businessman Harrison Hill as her best friend's killer. Posing as one of his temps, she enters into a game of online cat-and-mouse.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, mind game, mystery, dishonesty, hidden identity, murder, manipulation, manipulations, uncover truth, seduction, secret, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Lady Vanishes (2013)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Beautiful and wealthy young socialite Iris Carr is used to being at the heart of her social group, but when her friends' raucous and unsociable behaviour escalates whilst on holiday in the Balkans she resolves to seek out some tranquillity and ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, twists and turns, serious, psychological ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, amateur detective, fall in love, danger, mysterious character, crimes, dishonesty, mystery, mind game, female protagonist, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 51K
The Loft (2014)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Belgium, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: For five men, the opportunity to share a penthouse in the city -- in which to carry on extramarital affairs -- is a dream come true, until the dead body of an unknown woman turns up. Realizing that her killer must be one of their group, the men are ...
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, murder mystery, sex scene, adulterous husband, infidelity, uncover truth, adultery, betrayal, sexual relations, extramarital affair, friendship between men, male friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san diego california, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 13K
Insomnia (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Detectives Jonas and Erik are called to the midnight sun country of northern Norway to investigate a recent homicide, but their plan to arrest the killer goes awry, and Jonas mistakenly shoots Erik. The suspect escapes, and a frightened Jonas pins ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, insomnia, neo noir, crime, crimes, police detective, mystery, loss of partner, dishonesty, deadly, murder mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.2
 1.1M
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, mystery, plot twist, insanity, paranoia, investigation, mental illness, uncover truth, island, psychology, losing-it hero, disorder ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1954 ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Murder by Decree (1979)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes is drawn into the case of Jack the Ripper who is killing prostitutes in London's East End. Assisted by Dr. Watson, and using information provided by a renowned psychic, Robert Lees, Holmes finds that the murders may have its ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jack the ripper, serial killer, murder, mystery, crimes, crime, conspiracy, sherlock holmes, danger, track down, slasher, deadly ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, victorian era, 1880s ...
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.7
 33K
The Vanishing (1988)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, France, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Rex and Saskia are enjoying a biking holiday in France when, stopping at a gas station, Saskia disappears. Confounded, Rex searches everywhere, but to no avail. Three years later, he's still obsessed with finding her, pleading his case on ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak, mind bending ...
Plot: missing person, obsession, kidnapping, mind game, mystery, crimes, disappearance, rivalry, obsessive quest, torment, vacation, serial killer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, holland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 1K
Murder 101 (1991)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Charles Lattimore, an author of a book about a famous murder trial, arranges to meet with one of his students one night. When the student is found murdered and Lattimore has no alibi, he suspects he is being framed by the subject of his book.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, police investigation, dishonesty, frame up, police corruption, who done it, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, mind game, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 12K
Night Moves (1975)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Private detective and former football player Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as a former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return ...
Style: tense, psychological, cynical, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, neo noir, investigation, infidelity, murder, missing person, femme fatale, espionage, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, florida, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 mystery, murder, investigation, island, crime, mystery, crimes, intrigue, multiple suspects, amateur detective, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: greece, england, south of france, albania, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 13K
Jagged Edge (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires lawyer Teddy Barnes to defend him, despite the fact she ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, mystery, crime, crimes, danger, legal, court, courtroom drama, neo noir, beach house ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.6
 55K
The Body (2012)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A woman’s body disappears mysteriously from the morgue without a trace. Police inspector Jaime Peña investigates the strange occurrence with the help of Álex Ulloa, the widower of the missing woman.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, investigation, crimes, missing person, uncover truth, morgue, mystery, infidelity, haunted by the past, adultery, love, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Last of Sheila (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A year after Sheila is killed in a hit-and-run, her multimillionaire husband invites a group of friends to spend a week on his yacht playing a scavenger hunt-style mystery game. The game turns out to be all too real and all too deadly.
Style: clever, suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: murder mystery, murder, mind game, whodunit, game, yacht, vengeance, disorder, deadly, danger, cruise, manipulation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: southern france, south of france, mediterranean sea, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Wait Until Dark (1967)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After a flight back home, Sam Hendrix returns with a doll he innocently acquired along the way. As it turns out, the doll is actually stuffed with heroin, and a group of criminals led by the ruthless Roat has followed Hendrix back to his place to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, clever, psychological, serious ...
Plot: heroin, disability, blindness, murder, search, stabbing, crime, crimes, drug dealing, neighbor, police, photographer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, montreal, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%