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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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: private detective, neo noir, prostitution, mystery, investigation, neo-noir, crime, track down, missing person, crimes, uncover truth, christmas, restaurant, ex cop, little girl, card playing, photograph, car bomb, boxing match
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 serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, private detective, investigation, crime, murder, mystery and deadly mostly in Crime, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like The Crack: The Girl Hunters (1963), A Private Affair (2002), Mike Hammer, Private Eye (1997), Marlowe (1969), Carambole (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: espionage, missing person, columnist, crime, private detective, neo noir, investigation, mystery, crimes, dishonesty, intrigue, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england
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95%
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, biting, realistic
Plot: private detective, investigation, murder, strong sexual content, kgb, communist party, cia, mystery, who done it, crimes, deadly, government agency ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: neo noir, missing person, investigation, mystery, crimes, obsession, murder, deadly, dishonesty, private detective, pubic hair, search ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: private detective, partners against crime, crime, riddles and clues, neo noir, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, partners, hard boiled, private investigator, pulp fiction
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: private detective, blackmail, betrayal, murder, femme fatale, martial arts, crime, gangsters, planned murder, bruce lee, mystery, investigation ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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: serious, suspenseful, 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 ⇓
77%
 7.1
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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: clever, tense, suspense, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, chess, murder, neo noir, florida keys, mystery, missing person, neo-noir, femme fatale, crime, espionage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, jazz club, private detective, crime, neo-noir, mystery, jazz, amateur detective, political corruption, oldies ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, crime, uncover truth, cons and scams, who done it, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: crime, private detective, investigation, crimes, mystery, uncover truth, down on your luck, haunted by the past, who done it, danger
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: private detective, neo noir, betrayal, murder, neo-noir, investigation, crime, mystery, bribery, disfigurement, friendship, police operation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, mexico, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: private detective, crime, investigation, missing person, mystery, crimes, intrigue, uncover truth, who done it, danger, dishonesty
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: sexual, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: femme fatale, neo noir, 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 ⇓
69%
 5.7
 11K
The Flock (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This film is about a hyper-vigilant employee of the department of public safety who, while training his young female replacement, has to track down a missing girl who he is convinced is connected to a paroled sex offender he is investigating.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, murder, crimes, obsession, special agents, law enforcement, race against time, track down, missing person, danger, crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: neo noir, murder, private detective, mystery, missing person, cons and scams, crime, partners against crime, investigation, crimes, kidnapping, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: suspenseful, serious, 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 ⇓
57%
Perry Mason Returns (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When his former secretary (Barbara Hale) is accused of a murder, Perry Mason (Raymond Burr) gives up a judgeship to defend her.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, mind bending
Plot: private detective, courtroom, false accusation, dedicated lawyer, mystery, legal action, crime, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, legal, boss and employee ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.6
 1K
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: deadline, murder, telephone, amateur detective, mysterious character, neo noir, private detective, investigation, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: neo noir, femme fatale, private detective, investigation, murder, prostitute, mystery, crime, historical figure, dangerous attraction, who done it, crimes ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic ...
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 ⇓
53%
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: serious, suspenseful, cynical, realistic, clever ...
Plot: private detective, neo noir, adultery, hotel room, divorce, murder, femme fatale, crime, protagonist as suspect, hotel, mystery, serial killer ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959
Place: brighton, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Perry Mason is invited to the marriage of the daughter of an old friend of his. But after the ceremony the uncle of the bride is dead. Certainly this is a case for Perry Mason.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: courtroom, dedicated lawyer, crime, investigation, mystery, false accusation, murder, who done it, crimes, deadly, amateur detective, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: crime, private detective, mystery, manhunt, murder, chases and races, crimes, deadly, haunted by the past, law enforcement, snow, fictional country ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, 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 ⇓
51%
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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, twists and turns, tense, 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 ⇓
50%
Shock to the System (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A gay detective tries to solve the murder of a college student.
Style: sexual, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: private investigator, gay, gay couple, murder, mystery, amateur detective, crime, gays and lesbians, politician, mysterious character, private detective, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Mystery Woman: Snapshot (2005)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Amateur sleuth Samantha Kinsey's latest case has her trying to figure out who killed her best friend Barbara after she was left out of her family's will and every one of the family members become suspects.
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, mystery, amateur detective, estate, private detective, crime, investigation, manipulations, uncover truth, who done it, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: private detective, investigation, crimes, crime, journalism, deadly, law enforcement, prostitution, cold case, private investigator, mercenary, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland
⇓ 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, mind bending, realistic, suspenseful
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 ⇓
47%
 7.7
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Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, disappearance, tragic event, life is a bitch, private detective, conspiracy, crimes, peril, missing child, uncover truth, moral ambiguity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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