Movies like The Big Empty 1997

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The Big Empty (1997)
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The Big Empty (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman hires P.I. Lloyd Meadows to investigate her husband, a respectable social worker. What seemed to be a simple case of adultery turns into an ugly mess fast.
Style: twists and turns, clever, gloomy, serious, realistic, cynical, witty, suspenseful
Plot: neo noir, private detective, infidelity, school, crimes, investigation, couple relations, crime, mystery, journalism, hollywood, danger, store, femme fatale, couples, who done it, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, law enforcement, deadly, hidden identity, showbiz, power relations, blonde, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, dishonesty, mystery, investigation and couples mostly in Mystery, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Big Empty: Love at Large (1990), Compromising Positions (1985), The Right Temptation (2000), The Man with Bogart's Face (1980), Fourth Story (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Love at Large (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Vampish miss Dolan hires hardboiled P.I. Harry Dobbs to tail her shady boyfriend. Harry realizes that the man leads a double life but then his client disappears. Harry teams up with his own tail, P.I. Stella Wynkowski, to clear things up.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: private detective, mistaken identity, nightclub, crimes, femme fatale, mystery, murder, couple relations, fall in love, infidelity, manipulation, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Compromising Positions (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An ex-newspaper woman who is now a suburban housewife can't resist getting involved in an investigation of the murder of a philandering dentist who had been having affairs with several of her neighbors.
Style: suspenseful, witty, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, amateur detective, investigation, suburbs, murder, unsupportive spouse, mystery, journalism, law enforcement, media, protagonist as suspect, couples ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Right Temptation (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A detective falls for the man she's supposed to be investigating; dire complications follow.
Style: suspenseful, serious, erotic, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: love triangle, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, private detective, infidelity, power relations, couples, manipulations, betrayal, investigation, obsession, frame up ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, crimes, parody, hotshot hero, power relations, couples, disorder, dangerous attraction, switching roles ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Fourth Story (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Valerie's husband Darryl leaves for work as usual, but never returns. She hires private eye Shepard to find him. Soon he discovers that David had a second identity and obviously doesn't want to be found. But since Shepard is strongly ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: private detective, investigation, missing person, couples, manipulation, femme fatale, manipulations, law enforcement, amateur detective, love and romance, mystery, police detective ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, suspense, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, murder, missing person, terminal illness, femme fatale, mystery, uncover truth, who done it, crime, crimes, dishonesty, amateur detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Late Show (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Over-the-hill gumshoe in Los Angeles seeks to avenge the killing of an old pal, another detective who had gotten himself involved in a case concerning a murdered broad, stolen stamps, a nickel-plated handgun, a cheating dolly, and a kidnapped ...
Style: clever, twists and turns, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: private detective, crimes, investigation, mystery, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners, elderly, partners against crime, aging, love and romance, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: dark humor, suspenseful, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: femme fatale, manipulation, neo noir, crimes, dishonesty, crime, couples, disorder, power relations, cons and scams, deadly, betrayal ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Beyond Suspicion (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An insurance salesman's humdrum existence takes a turn when a stranger, ex-con Auggie Rose, unexpectedly dies in his arms. Assuming the identity of the dead man, the salesman embarks on a double life, keeping it secret from his live-in ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, suspenseful, contemplative ...
Plot: crimes, starting over, obsession, couples, hidden identity, dishonesty, investigation, secret, murder, death, police, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, friendship, profanity, bribery, disfigurement, investigation, crime, crimes, mystery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, mexico, california, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Tropical Heat (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An insurance investigator is hired by the American wife of a maharaja to go to India to investigate the questionable death of her husband. Immediately the two start an affair.
Style: suspenseful, sexual, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, nudity (full frontal - brief), investigation, murder, wizards and magicians, manipulation, mystery, crimes, crime gone awry, betrayal, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, farce, store, showbiz, hollywood, investigation, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, mystery ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Big Fall (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: L.A. private detective is hired to investigate the disappearance of an alluring woman's brother. Surrounded by double-crossing deals and dangerous relation, Rybeck will have to plunge headfirst into his deadliest case ever.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, danger, heist, mystery, missing person, chase, crimes, espionage, investigation, murder, escapades, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: suspenseful, clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, private detective, neo noir, film critic, blackmail, filmmaking, couples, disorder, dangerous attraction, uncover truth, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, manipulations, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, salt lake city utah, los angeles, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Malice Aforethought (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Dr. Edmund Bickleigh is married to a particularly overbearing woman who reminds him at every turn that he is living in her house. But the good doctor has outside interests to help him cope.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: mystery, mind game, mysterious character, investigation, deadly, danger, dishonesty, obsession, couple relations, dangerous attraction, murder, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Out Cold (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A comedy about an angry married couple, a private investigator, and a walk-in freezer.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, clever, rough, witty ...
Plot: private detective, murder, frame up, infidelity, partners, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, nothing goes right, misfit partners, crime, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, not serious
Plot: investigation, parody, murder, small town, private detective, crimes, mystery, deadly, goofy hero, danger, small town life, neo noir ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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A Kiss to Die For (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: William, a Harvard psychology professor is having trouble dealing with life after the death of his wife when he meets a beautiful woman named Ali. As their relationship grows, he begins to question her secretive past, which he discovers is linked to ...
Style: psychological, sexy, realistic, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Plot: femme fatale, love affair, couples, amateur detective, romance, dishonesty, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, police investigation, madam ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Stunts (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a stunt man dies while he is involved in the making of a motion picture, his brother takes his place in order to find out what really happened.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: filmmaking, murder, danger, investigation, mystery, crimes, amateur detective, who done it, stuntman, best friends, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
They All Laughed (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mad cap private-eye caper about a team of detectives who are following, and are being followed by, a group of beautiful women.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: private detective, who done it, infidelity, workplace situations, romance, investigation, femme fatale, love and romance, crimes, dishonesty, unlikely couple, workplace romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
He Died with His Eyes Open (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On Ne Meurt Que Deux Fois, a French murder mystery based upon a novel of the same name, is an unusual, involving film with excellent performances by its entire cast. Police Inspector Staniland (Michel Serrault) is investigating the death of a ...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, investigation, mystery, crime, crimes, neo noir, who done it, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Carnival of Crime (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Comedy
Country: Brazil, Spain, Argentina, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mike, an architect, is married to Lin, a beautiful and unfaithful woman. Returning from a trip, he finds she's disappeared. When he tries to locate her, he also learns about her many affairs, and he gets closer to Marina, his efficient ...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: mystery, love and romance, danger, stalking, deadly, crimes, crime, dishonesty, couples, beach, law enforcement, murder ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Treacherous Beauties (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A female photographer hears that her brother has been shot dead at a horse rearing farm. She decides to go there herself and uncovers a murky conspiracy.
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, serious
Plot: mystery, deadly, love and romance, dishonesty, journalism, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, fall in love, murder, siblings relations, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Mystery of Rampo (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Edogawa Rampo is a writer whose latest work is censored by the government, deemed too disturbing and injurious to the public to be allowed to be published. However, after burning his drafts, his publisher shows him a newspaper with an account of ...
Style: sexual, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: murder, writers, sexual relations, mind game, manipulations, femme fatale, deadly, media, dangerous attraction, obsession, who done it, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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China Moon (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Detective Kyle Bodine falls for Rachel Munro who is trapped in a violent marriage. After shooting her husband, Kyle relucantly agrees to help hide the body, but Kyle's partner is showing an unusual flair for finding clues.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: neo noir, murder, investigation, crimes, crime, dishonesty, nudity (full frontal - brief), frame up, self defense, interrogation, twists & turns, hotel lobby ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Two Jakes (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: This sequel to the classic Chinatown finds private detective Jake Gittes still haunted from the events of the first film. Hired by a man to investigate his wife's infidelities, Jake once again finds himself involved in a complicated plot ...
Style: clever, cynical, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, infidelity, murder, betrayal, investigation, legal, terminal illness, golf, crime, crimes, mystery, cons and scams ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1946, year 1948 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Lured Innocence (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A reporter sent to cover a murder trial discovers a web of deceit stemming from a torrid affair.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: small town life, infidelity, obsession, investigation, crimes, family problems, couple relations, couples, crime, deadly, who done it, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Palmetto (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A recently released ex-con gets involved in a fake kidnapping scheme that turns very real.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: unfaithful wife, kidnapping, police investigation, femme fatale, scam, crimes, crime, mystery, frame up, murder, who done it, neo noir ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Blind Terror (2001)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After marrying a handsome man she barely knows, a woman experiences threatening calls and violent attacks from a mysterious woman who claims to be her new husband's former lover.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, woman in danger, mystery, private detective, danger, dishonesty, infidelity, couples, family problems, stalking, deadly, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%