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A Slight Case of Murder (1999)
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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 under the watchful eye of Detective Fred Stapelli (Adam Arkin), a cop who is intent on becoming a screenwriter. Before long, Thorpe's girlfriend, Kit (Felicity Huffman), and Stapelli's wife, Patricia (Julia Campbell), are roped into the case.
Style: neo noir, humorous, clever, biting, suspense, realistic, cynical, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: murder, investigation, private detective, blackmail, film critic, crimes, dark humor, crime, mystery, hollywood, manipulations, ambition, femme fatale, manipulation, couples, who done it, filmmaking, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, law enforcement, police investigation, disorder, deadly, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, suspenseful and semi serious films with plots about crimes, murder, investigation, deadly, mystery, crime and private detective mostly in Mystery, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like A Slight Case of Murder: Oh Heavenly Dog (1980), The Man with Bogart's Face (1980), The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992), Crowned and Dangerous (1997), Zero Effect (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Oh Heavenly Dog (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Browning is a PI with a bad cold, who's sent to investigate a case by a mysterious client. He stumbles across the body of a young woman and is stabbed to death, and when he wakes up in heaven, they tell him he's "marginal ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, private detective, afterlife, dog, reincarnation, chase, crimes, crime, human becoming an animal, murder mystery, life & death, talking dog ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: london
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100%
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: suspenseful, psychological, offbeat, neo noir, witty ...
Plot: murder, private detective, plastic surgery, hollywood, mystery, amateur detective, hotshot hero, deadly, danger, femme fatale, journalism, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan
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, crimes, amateur detective, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, investigation, law enforcement, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, entertaining, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, crime, crimes, uncover truth, who done it, law enforcement, mystery, femme fatale, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, los angeles
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Crowned and Dangerous (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After the murder of a beauty queen, an investigation reveals the suspects to be a former lover, a rival contestant, and a stage mother.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: murder, rivalry, investigation, physical appearance, contests and competitions, ambition, crimes, crime, dishonesty, blind ambition, mystery, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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100%
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Zero Effect (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Daryl Zero is a private investigator. Along with his assistant, Steve Arlo he solves impossible crimes and puzzles. Though a master investigator, when he is not working, Zero doesn't know what to do with himself. He has no social skills, writes ...
Style: witty, cynical, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: investigation, mystery, private detective, murder, fall in love, accountant, blackmail, whodunit, crimes, love and romance, romance, lone wolves ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, portland oregon, san francisco
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100%
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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: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, fish out of water, film within a film, serial killer, deadly, crimes, disorder, who done it, amateur detective, filmmaker, hipster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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Lonely Street (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, 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, semi serious, realistic
Plot: murder, private detective, goofy hero, investigation, who done it, uncover truth, media, amateur detective, journalism, crimes, dishonesty, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, family relations, private detective, crimes, odd couple, investigation, uncover truth, master and servant, deadly, amateur detective, partners, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: neo noir, sexy, suspenseful, realistic, witty ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, murder, femme fatale, mystery, investigation, love and romance, dishonesty, obsession, manipulations, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
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Cry Uncle (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Private detective Jack Masters takes on a case and gets mixed up in murder, sex and blackmail.
Style: parody, realistic, not serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: heist, private detective, murder, satire, femme fatale, sexual relations, who done it, dangerous attraction, riddles and clues, drug abuse, country, looking for sex ...
Time: 70s
Place: manhattan new york city, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: humorous, funny, absurd, stylized, clever ...
Plot: investigation, murder, dark humor, mystery, family problems, disorder, social relations, goofy hero, small town, small town life, suspect, waitress ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Black Bird (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The son of famous detective Sam Spade carries on the family tradition of getting involved with the Maltese Falcon - and with the people who will stop at nothing, including murder, to get it.
Style: neo noir, parody, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, murder, dishonesty, power relations, police detective, danger, mystery, uncover truth, cons and scams, dangerous attraction, who done it, track down ...
Time: 70s, year 1975, year 1940
Place: san francisco, usa
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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, neo noir, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, murder, missing person, terminal illness, femme fatale, mystery, uncover truth, who done it, crimes, crime, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
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Peeper (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A detective is hired to locate a girl adopted 30 years earlier whose birth father wants to bequeath her his fortune.
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Plot: private detective, investigation, adoption, missing person, deadly, mystery, crimes, suitcase full of money, doberman, private investigator, hitman, mansion ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1947
Place: los angeles, usa, california, beverly hills
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Desire and Hell at Sunset Motel (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Right after Disneyland opens in Anaheim, California, in 1955, a toy salesman in town for a convention brings his wife with him so they can both go to Disneyland. They stay at a rundown place called the Sunset Motel nearby. Soon the wife is having an ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: manipulation, femme fatale, sexual relations, who done it, infidelity, couples, dark humor, disorder, power relations, cons and scams, voyeurism, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: neo noir, suspenseful, clever, witty, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, yacht, private detective, police detective, frame up, poker, violence, ocean, police investigation, femme fatale, crime, partners ...
Time: 60s
Place: miami, usa, florida, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
This Girl for Hire (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this pilot for a proposed TV series, B.T. Brady is a flippant, but somewhat klutzy female private detective in Hollywood who sets out to solve the murder of a obnoxious mystery writer. Along the way, Brady gets help from her flamboyant mother ...
Style: humorous, witty, suspenseful, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, filmmaking, farce, store, showbiz, hollywood, artists and showbiz, investigation, deadly, law enforcement, mystery, crimes ...
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Murder She Said (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Miss Marple believes she’s seen a murder in a passing by train yet when the police find no evidence she decides to investigate it on her own. Her inquisitions lead her to a mountain top. The first of four films starring Margaret Rutherford as Miss ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever, cult film
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Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: london, england
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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: neo noir, tense, psychological, cynical, serious ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, infidelity, murder, missing person, femme fatale, espionage, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, florida, los angeles, california
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The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Film noir parody with a private eye trying to solve the murder of his milkman.
Style: parody, realistic, not serious, neo noir, witty ...
Plot: investigation, murder, small town, crimes, mystery, deadly, private detective, goofy hero, danger, small town life, social relations, disorder ...
Time: 70s
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Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When George (Greg Mullavey) and Martha (Meredith MacRae) let Harvey (Garrett Morris), an annoying census taker, into their home, they find themselves under a barrage of increasingly abusive questions. Furious at his intrusiveness, and at their ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: murder, crime, amateur detective, private detective, crimes, investigation, family relations, dark humor, police detective, family business, family life, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
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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: neo noir, realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful
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37%
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Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Nick's made poor choices professionally and personally. A man feared and envied by many, he's lived a life seduced by crime, money, beautiful women, and burlesque. Now he wants out and he's got 24 hours to find an exit. He's ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
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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: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sex comedy
Audience: teens
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Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Actress Jane Wilkinson wants a divorce, but her husband, Lord Edgware, refuses. She convinces Hercule Poirot to use his famed tact and logic to make her case. Lord Edgware turns up murdered, a well-placed knife wound at the base of his neck. It will ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, clever, talky
Plot: murder, private detective, power relations, multiple suspects, protagonist as suspect, crimes, crime, dishonesty, manipulation, who done it, riddles and clues, uncover truth ...
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Where's Marlowe? (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After making a 3-hour fiasco about New York City's water supply, a two-man film crew decides to take it up a notch by documenting life in the private investigator offices of "Boone and Murphy". Cheating husbands and missing dogs fail ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, entertaining, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: neo noir, cynical, stylized, atmospheric, witty ...
Plot: private detective, murder, betrayal, profanity, friendship, disfigurement, bribery, investigation, crime, crimes, mystery, gangsters ...
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34%
The Monkey's Mask (2000)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, Canada, France, Italy, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Monkey's Mask is a 2000 thriller film directed by Samantha Lang. It stars Susie Porter and Kelly McGillis. Porter plays a lesbian private detective who falls in love with a suspect (McGillis) in the disappearance of a young woman. The film ...
Style: sexy, erotic, realistic, suspenseful, sexual ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Carambole (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: This film is based upon the book with the same name, by Håkan Nesser, one of Swedens most appreciated "crime-authors".
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
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