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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: humorous, dark humor, clever, biting, suspense, realistic, cynical, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: murder, investigation, private detective, neo noir, blackmail, film critic, crimes, 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, dog, reincarnation, afterlife, chase, crime, crimes, human becoming an animal, murder mystery, life & death, talking dog ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: london
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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: suspenseful, psychological, offbeat, witty, humorous ...
Plot: murder, private detective, plastic surgery, hollywood, mystery, femme fatale, deadly, danger, power relations, disorder, couples, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, semi serious, realistic, light, sexy ...
Plot: murder, librarian, small town, police investigation, crime, crimes, law enforcement, amateur detective, investigation, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, manipulations ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, entertaining, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, crimes, crime, who done it, uncover truth, law enforcement, mystery, deadly, femme fatale, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: investigation, rivalry, murder, deadly, physical appearance, contests and competitions, ambition, crimes, crime, dishonesty, blind ambition, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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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, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance, rivalry, romance ...
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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, crimes, deadly, 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, 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, who done it, uncover truth, investigation, goofy hero, journalism, amateur detective, disorder, celebrity culture, dishonesty, crimes ...
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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, semi serious, talky, suspenseful, witty ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, neo noir, femme fatale, mystery, investigation, love and romance, dishonesty, obsession, crimes, law enforcement ...
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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.
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Time: 70s
Place: new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
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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: dark humor, humorous, funny, absurd, clever ...
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, family problems, disorder, social relations, goofy hero, small town, small town life, suspect, waitress, murder mystery ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, minnesota
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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.
Style: semi serious, realistic, mind bending, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, adoption, missing person, crimes, mystery, deadly, parody, office, cruise ship, cabaret, stand up comedian ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1947
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
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The Black Bird (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: not serious, realistic, offbeat, humorous, witty ...
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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.
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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: realistic, semi serious, dark humor, clever, suspenseful ...
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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: realistic, serious, cynical, witty, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, yacht, police detective, frame up, private detective, ocean, neo noir, poker, violence, partners against crime, partners, crime ...
Time: 60s
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⇓ 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: witty, suspenseful, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, mystery, investigation, private detective, showbiz, hollywood, store, deadly, law enforcement, farce, filmmaking, crimes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Murder She Said (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, clever, cult film
Plot: amateur detective, private detective, murder, investigation, police investigation, strangulation, uncover truth, dishonesty, crimes, crime, train, woman in danger ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
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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: witty, suspenseful, humorous, realistic, not serious
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Time: 70s
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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: tense, psychological, cynical, serious, suspenseful ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
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The Census Taker (1984)
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: dark humor, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: murder, crime, mystery, deadly, law enforcement, private detective, investigation, police detective, family relations, family business, family life, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s
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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, suspense, psychological, sexy ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized, dark humor
Plot: femme fatale, neo noir, murder, prostitute, investigation, private detective, chinatown, crime, law enforcement, mystery, couples, crimes ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
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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, dark humor, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens
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Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, entertaining, realistic ...
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Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: talky, clever, realistic, semi serious
Plot: murder, private detective, dishonesty, femme fatale, manipulation, power relations, starlet, multiple suspects, disorder, riddles and clues, who done it, uncover truth ...
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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: cynical, stylized, atmospheric, witty, twists and turns ...
Plot: private detective, neo noir, murder, betrayal, profanity, friendship, bribery, disfigurement, investigation, crime, crimes, mystery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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The Player (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
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Style: talky, suspense, clever, psychological, semi serious ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Third Man Out (2005)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Chad Allen stars as gay detective Donald Strachey in this gritty series of crime stories based on the popular novels by author Richard Stevenson. "The Donald Strachey Mysteries" follow Strachey through upstate New York as he works on ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexy ...
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