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The Crack (1981)
 7.3
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The Crack (1981)
Original name: El crack
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 131 min.
Story: German Areta "The Louse", is an ex-cop detective with a tiny office in a part of Madrid going to seed. Areta is trying to track down a young woman who has disappeared into the world of high-class courtesans in the city, and he is told to lay off the search by some powerful types who do not want any negative publicity. Unwilling to leave it at that, Areta' s enemies decide to bring home the message in an unsavory manner, through some nasty business with his girlfriend's daughter. Enraged at their tactics, Areta puts his manhunt into high gear and heads off to New York City to track down the bad guys.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: private detective, neo noir, prostitution, mystery, investigation, neo-noir, track down, crime, missing person, crimes, uncover truth, boxing match, ex cop, car bomb, photograph, card playing, christmas, restaurant, little girl
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: madrid, spain

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Most similar movies to The Crack

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and clever films with plots about crimes, private detective, investigation, mystery, crime, murder and dishonesty mostly in Crime, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like The Crack: Night Moves (1975), The Girl Hunters (1963), The Long Goodbye (1973), The Drowning Pool (1975), Marlowe (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 10K
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: clever, tense, suspense, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, murder, neo noir, florida keys, mystery, missing person, neo-noir, femme fatale, crime, espionage, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Girl Hunters (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mickey Spillane plays his own creation, street-thug-turned-PI Mike Hammer, in this 1963 adaptation of his novel. The film opens with Hammer on the downside of a years-long bender, scooped out of the gutter by a bitter cop intent on prying ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: espionage, missing person, columnist, crime, neo noir, private detective, investigation, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, intrigue, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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: atmospheric, cynical, stylized, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: private detective, neo noir, betrayal, murder, neo-noir, investigation, crime, mystery, bribery, disfigurement, friendship, mission of murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, mexico, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
The Drowning Pool (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Harper is brought to Louisiana to investigate an attempted blackmail scheme. He soon finds out that it involves an old flame of his and her daughter. He eventually finds himself caught in a power struggle between the matriarch of the family and a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized
Plot: private detective, neo noir, investigation, murder, police corruption, mystery, uncover truth, crime, cons and scams, who done it, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 6.4
 3K
Marlowe (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Los Angeles private-eye Philip Marlowe is trying to locate the brother of his new client, a woman named Orfamay Quest. The trail leads to two men who deny any knowledge of the brother's existence. Both are soon killed by an ice pick, so Marlowe ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: private detective, blackmail, betrayal, murder, martial arts, femme fatale, crime, gangsters, planned murder, bruce lee, mystery, investigation ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Mike Hammer, Private Eye (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Mike Hammer, Private Eye is an American syndicated television program based on the adventures of the fictitious private detective Mike Hammer, created by novelist Mickey Spillane. The show starred Stacy Keach and was seen as an attempt to revive the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, crime, partners against crime, neo noir, riddles and clues, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, partners, pulp fiction, private investigator, hard boiled
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
A Private Affair (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Divorced private detective Francois Maneri is assigned by his agency to investigate the disappearance of Rachel, a young student who has been missing for six months. After interviewing Rachel's family, friends and classmates, Francois is ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: neo noir, missing person, investigation, mystery, private detective, crimes, obsession, murder, deadly, dishonesty, pubic hair, missing child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Appointment with Death (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Emily Boynton, stepmother to the three Boynton children -- Lennox, Raymond and Carol -- and mother to Ginevra, blackmails the family lawyer, Jefferson Cope, into destroying a second will of her late husband that would have freed the children from ...
Style: talky, serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever ...
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, ship, mystery, murder mystery, crime, cruise, who done it, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1937
Place: israel, middle east, holy land, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Murder in the Central Committee (1982)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The plot follows a private detective, an ex communist and former CIA agent, who travels from Barcelona to Madrid to discover the identity of the assassin of the leader of the Spanish Communist party who was stabbed during a blackout while presiding ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, biting
Plot: private detective, investigation, murder, strong sexual content, cia, communist party, kgb, mystery, who done it, crimes, deadly, government agency ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In late 1940s Los Angeles, Easy Rawlins is an unemployed black World War II veteran with few job prospects. At a bar, Easy meets DeWitt Albright, a mysterious white man looking for someone to investigate the disappearance of a missing white woman ...
Style: clever, atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, murder, neo noir, private detective, jazz club, crime, neo-noir, mystery, jazz, amateur detective, political corruption, oldies ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.0
 7K
Harper (1966)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Harper is a cynical private eye in the best tradition of Bogart. He even has Bogie's Baby hiring him to find her missing husband, getting involved along the way with an assortment of unsavory characters and an illegal-alien smuggling ring.
Style: clever, cynical, stylized, tense, witty ...
Plot: cons and scams, neo noir, murder, private detective, mystery, missing person, crime, partners against crime, police investigation, investigation, crimes, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.2
 9K
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, witty, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: private detective, neo noir, murder, mystery, missing person, femme fatale, crime, amateur detective, investigation, ex-cop, retired, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Last Seduction II (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Femme fatal/con artist Bridget Gregory travels to Barcelona and targets another businessman to scam him of his money while a relentless private investigator tries to track her down.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: neo noir, femme fatale, private detective, crime, hidden identity, bank, protagonist as suspect, crime gone awry, investigation, manipulations, dangerous attraction, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, new york, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Kiss of Evil (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young college student is found stabbed to death,and private detective Vares life takes an interesting turn when the girls family asks him to investigate the case.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: private detective, murder, crime, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, shipyard, junkie, locket, harbor, shot in the back ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.5
 3K
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: serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: neo noir, private detective, murder, prostitute, mystery, femme fatale, crime, historical figure, investigation, dangerous attraction, who done it, crimes ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.5
 7K
Shattered (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Dan Merrick comes out from a shattering car accident with amnesia. He finds that he is married to Judith who is trying to help him start his life again. He keeps getting flashbacks about events and places that he can't remember. He meets pet ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, infidelity, memory loss, amnesia, hospital, car accident, plastic surgery, murder, mystery, neo-noir, coma ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Jack Irish: Black Tide (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Life's gone pear-shaped for Jack Irish. He's back to takeaway Chinese for one after his girlfriend Linda abandoned him for a career in Sydney, a flashy Brisvegas type is muscling in on the racetrack action, and his cabinet-making still ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, crime, investigation, mystery, missing person, crimes, intrigue, uncover truth, who done it, danger, dishonesty
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.0
 563
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, hit and run, crime, private detective, investigation, crimes, mystery, uncover truth, life turned upside down, deadly, law enforcement, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Under Suspicion (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the late 1950s, British police officer Tony Aaron resigns from the force after sleeping with Hazel, wife of the man whose house he was supposed to guard. In his new job as a fake private investigator, he helps couples get divorces by ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, cynical, clever ...
Plot: private detective, neo noir, hotel room, divorce, murder, femme fatale, crime, adultery, protagonist as suspect, hotel, serial killer, mystery ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959
Place: brighton, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Big Sleep (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The classic Raymond Chandler tale retold with Mitchum taking over the Bogart role.
Style: talky, suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, femme fatale, investigation, blackmail, neo noir, forbidden love, gambling, mystery, crime, gangsters, daughter, planned murder ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, london, europe, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.5
 868
Hickey & Boggs (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two veteran private eyes trigger a criminal reign of terror with their search for a missing girl.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, kidnapping, murder, investigation, rescue, bank, criminal heroes, crime, gangsters, neo-noir, partners against crime, mystery ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.4
 515
Ice Blues (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This new installment in the popular and critically-acclaimed Donald Strachey Mystery series finds America’s favorite gay private investigator, Donald Strachey (Chad Allen), taking on the most complicated case of his career. After his long-time ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: private investigator, murder, law firm, crime, private detective, investigation, mystery, lgbt, senator, gay relationship, race against time, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Dead Man's Folly (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a murder hunt game at a country house, to which Hercule Poirot is invited as an "expert", a real murder occurs.
Style: serious, talky, clever, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, riddles and clues, murder, mystery, investigation, crime, murder mystery, estate, who done it, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: belgium, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 6.8
 45K
Veronica Mars (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Years after walking away from her past as a teenage private eye, Veronica Mars gets pulled back to her hometown - just in time for her high school reunion - in order to help her old flame Logan Echolls, who's embroiled in a murder mystery.
Style: witty, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, amateur detective, murder, who done it, mystery, neo noir, drugs/alcohol, verbal byplay, investigation, crime, high school reunion, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Juliet Forrest is convinced that the reported death of her father in a mountain car crash was no accident. Her father was a prominent cheese scientist working on a secret recipe. To prove it was murder, she enlists the services of private eye Rigby ...
Style: humorous, stylized, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, parody, murder, neo noir, femme fatale, investigation, neo-noir, crimes, deadly, power relations, life is a bitch, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1940s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe is hired by paroled convict Moose Malloy to find his girlfriend Velma, former seedy nightclub dancer.
Style: atmospheric, serious, twists and turns, realistic, clever ...
Plot: neo noir, private detective, femme fatale, ransom, drugs/alcohol, investigation, crime, planned murder, suspicion of murder, crimes, mystery, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Jack Irish: Bad Debts (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack Irish is a man getting his life back together again. A former criminal lawyer whose world imploded, he now spends his days as a part-time investigator, debt collector, apprentice cabinet maker, punter and sometime lover - the complete man ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: crime, private detective, investigation, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, down on your luck, haunted by the past, who done it, danger
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Murder in Three Acts (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, detective series
Plot: murder, private detective, crime, serial killer, mystery, estate, riddles and clues, who done it, crimes, deadly, manipulations, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
 552
Serangoon Road (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Singapore, Australia
Story: 1964-65. Singapore is a city at a crossroads. Political and racial tensions are at fever pitch as the British pull out, and a new nation is about to be born. The lights of Bugis Street have never burned so bright: bootleg copies of Motown songs boom ...
Style: serious, tense, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, crime, partners against crime, mystery, investigation, murder, crimes, dishonesty, track down, political unrest, workplace situations, deadly ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964
Place: singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dr. Watson, finds a mystery in an empty house, while Holmes and he later solve the mysteries of an abbey grange, the Musgrave ritual, a second stain, a man with a twisted lip, the priory school, and a half-dozen plaster busts of Bonaparte.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending
Plot: private detective, investigation, mind game, mastermind, mystery, crime, riddles and clues, who done it, crimes, partners, partners against crime, prodigy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%