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The Crack (1981)
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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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: neo noir, private detective, prostitution, crimes, investigation, missing person, crime, mystery, track down, uncover truth, neo-noir, christmas, restaurant, photograph, card playing, little girl, ex cop, hairdresser, car bomb, boxing match
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: madrid, spain, new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, private detective, mystery, investigation, murder, crime and uncover truth mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Crack: A Private Affair (2002), The Drowning Pool (1975), Mike Hammer, Private Eye (1997), The Caller (2008), Mexico City (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, missing person, neo noir, dishonesty, obsession, mystery, deadly, crimes, murder, search, private detective, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Drowning Pool (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: private detective, neo noir, police corruption, murder, investigation, cons and scams, who done it, uncover truth, sexual content, graphic violence, mystery, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: private detective, mystery, partners, law enforcement, crime, crimes, partners against crime, neo noir, riddles and clues, hard boiled, pulp fiction, private investigator
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The Caller (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jimmy Stevens, a senior VP at an international energy firm, blows the whistle on his company's deadly and corrupt practices in Latin America. Knowing he will be assassinated for his betrayal, he places an anonymous call securing the services of ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, murder, whistleblower, uncover truth, mysterious character, investigation, survival, amateur detective, danger, dishonesty, deadly, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1940s, year 2008
Place: france, new york, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 5.4
 525
Mexico City (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When her brother disappears during a brief travel layover in Mexico, Mitch begins a desperate search that will eventually lead the young divorcee into the capital city's most notorious neighborhood. But even with the aid of the American ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, talky
Plot: mystery, crimes, missing person, hotel, assassination, murder witness, kidnapping, chase, photograph, police corruption, murder, man with glasses ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Jack Irish: Bad Debts (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating
Plot: uncover truth, investigation, private detective, haunted by the past, mystery, danger, crimes, crime, who done it, down on your luck, graphic violence, sexual content
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, missing person, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, intrigue, crimes, danger, dishonesty, crime, who done it, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.0
 596
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
Plot: hit and run, murder, mystery, life turned upside down, law enforcement, investigation, crimes, private detective, deadly, uncover truth, blackmail, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 6.9
 8K
Harper (1966)
Genre: 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: cynical, suspenseful, enigmatic, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: private detective, murder, missing person, neo noir, investigation, mystery, crime, crimes, uncover truth, dishonesty, ransom, twists & turns ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.1
 11K
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 ⇓
59%
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: serious, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: neo noir, investigation, private detective, femme fatale, uncover truth, deadly, mystery, dishonesty, crime, crimes, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1941
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: stylized, atmospheric, clever, realistic, serious ...
Plot: neo noir, missing person, murder, jazz, private detective, jazz club, political corruption, crime, crimes, neo-noir, mystery, obsessive quest ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.4
 560
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, tense, suspenseful, realistic, queer cinema
Plot: private investigator, law firm, law enforcement, private detective, investigation, partners, danger, uncover truth, partners against crime, dishonesty, gender, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: erotic, realistic, serious, sexy, tense ...
Plot: private detective, femme fatale, neo noir, bank, power relations, disorder, phone sex, couples, profanity, manipulation, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, new york, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: bleak, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: conspiracy, espionage, columnist, alcohol abuse, missing person, woman in danger, intrigue, dishonesty, life is a bitch, crime, investigation, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Iris Effect (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, Dr. Sarah Hathaway hired private eyes trying to find her missing son, the painter Thomas, who ran away from their home ten years ago after a quarrel with her. She finds a clue in a catalog of a panting exhibition in San Petersburg ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: mind game, investigation, missing person, uncover truth, haunted by the past, mystery, estrangement, family relations, parents and children, missing child, riddles and clues, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, serious, mind bending, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, crime, investigation, mystery, crimes, who done it, neo noir, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, realistic, tense, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, private detective, missing person, gangsters, femme fatale, betrayal, investigation, blackmail, martial arts, sleeping, who done it, uncover truth ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: biting, realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Plot: investigation, private detective, murder, politics, rivalry, government agency, strong sexual content, undercover, deadly, dishonesty, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Shock to the System (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A gay detective tries to solve the murder of a college student.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, sexual ...
Plot: murder, private investigator, uncover truth, gay, mysterious character, investigation, mystery, crimes, coming out, track down, gay couple, gay relationship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Man from Reno (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A stranger in the increasingly strange city of San Francisco, Japanese crime novelist Aki is unsure of precisely what role she has to play in a real-life murder mystery involving ambiguous MacGuffins and amorphous identities. Unfolding in lonely ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: mysterious character, investigation, amateur detective, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, neo-noir, neo noir, writer's life, love affair, small town, extramarital affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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
Place: los angeles, mexico, california, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Girls of April (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Tough Finnish detective Jussi Vares gets hired by a friend at a newspaper to investigate a 15 year old mystery regarding the disappearance of 3 girls.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak, rough
Plot: private detective, investigation, private investigator, law enforcement, journalism, deadly, crimes, missing person, cold case, murder, crime, gay bar ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 295
Cha cha cha (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An accident involving a 16-years old prompts private eye Corso to an investigation that will unearth a deep web of corruption in today's Rome.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: private detective, murder, uncover truth, investigation, dishonesty, intrigue, rivalry, crimes, nothing to lose, conspiracy, state affairs, clothed male naked male ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 10K
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, crimes, crime, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 334
Case G (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Van Veeteren's only unsolved case comes back to haunt him when the daughter of a murdered private detective comes to see him. A brutal wife killer, who went into hiding years before, has resurfaced under an assumed name; or so it seems, and Van ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: private detective, manhunt, mystery, haunted by the past, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, chases and races, murder, police procedural, crime, snow ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.5
 1K
Hotel Noir (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Los Angeles, 1958: a detective holes up in a downtown hotel awaiting killers to come get him. During the course of one night he will meet various occupants of the hotel and the truth of how he came to be in his present situation will be revealed.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: hotel, neo noir, private detective, haunted by the past, hitman, femme fatale, mystery, danger, deadly, crimes, sex scene, seduction ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Missing Person (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Private detective John Rosow is hired to tail a man on a train from Chicago to Los Angeles. Rosow gradually uncovers the man's identity as a missing person; one of the thousands presumed dead after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, clever
Plot: missing person, private detective, neo noir, train, fbi agent, riddles and clues, uncover truth, danger, ex cop, post september 11 2001, male female relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Living with the Enemy (2005)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Smart, sexy Allison can't help but fall in love with Philip, a dashing software billionaire, and they quickly marry. But soon this new bride begins to think her hubby was involved in the mysterious death of his first wife. This suspicious ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: investigation, mystery, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, intrigue, couple relations, dishonesty, couples, crimes, computer system, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: An Oregon woman vanishes. In her wake remains a single black rose & a note reading gone but not forgotten. Now a man stands accused: a private eye has gone missing: a detective knows more than she lets on: & a tough female attorney has ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: rivalry, murder, serial killer, psychopath, mind game, deadly, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, who done it, investigation, amateur detective, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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