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Passion for Danger (1973)
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Passion for Danger (1973)
Original name: Shamus
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: New York private eye Shamus McCoy likes girls, drink and gambling, but by the look of his flat business can't be too hot. So an offer of $10,000 to finds some diamonds stolen in a daring raid with a flame-thrower is too good to miss. His investigations soon get pretty complicated and rather too dangerous. At least along the way he does get to meet Alexis.
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, cynical, witty, suspenseful, semi serious, suspense
Plot: private detective, gangsters, crimes, heist, gang, investigation, partners, crime, graphic violence, mystery, arms dealing, chase, working undercover, police corruption, murder, amateur detective, dishonesty, law enforcement, criminal heroes, deadly, police detective, criminal's revenge, partners against crime, cons and scams, sexual content ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, humorous and semi serious films with plots about crimes, crime, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, murder and gangsters mostly in Crime, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Passion for Danger: Fuzz (1972), Gumshoe (1971), The Late Show (1977), The Man with Bogart's Face (1980), Busting (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Fuzz (1972)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Police in Boston search for a mad bomber trying to extort money from the city.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crimes, partners against crime, survival, blackmail, law enforcement, undercover, crime, heist, buddies, partners, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: boston, usa
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95%
 6.5
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Gumshoe (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A would be private eye gets mixed up in a smuggling case.
Style: humorous, clever, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: private detective, amateur detective, murder, bookstore, deadly, mystery, crimes, partners against crime, satire, who done it, cons and scams, police investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: liverpool, europe, england, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: private detective, crimes, investigation, love and romance, odd couple, mystery, elderly, aging, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: cynical, suspenseful, psychological, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: murder, private detective, plastic surgery, hollywood, femme fatale, deadly, danger, power relations, disorder, couples, graphic violence, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Busting (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: LA cops Gould and Blake get in over their heads when they don't heed orders from above and go after a big crime boss.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, rough, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, law enforcement, partners against crime, reluctant partners, gangsters, amateur detective, prostitute, criminal heroes, chase, police investigation, contests and competitions, undercover ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.4
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Fool N Final (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A bunch of misfits and gangsters embarks on a journey to find a lost and stolen diamond.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Plot: heist, gang, cons and scams, disorder, crimes, criminal heroes, danger, rivalry, dishonesty, bollywood, goofy hero, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
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St. Ives (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A dabbler-in-crime and his assistant hire an ex-police reporter to recover some stolen papers.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mystery, chase, heroes, murder, swimming pool, elevator shaft, gunfight, investigation, police investigation, heist, frame up, political conspiracy ...
Time: 70s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
42%
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She Knows Too Much (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this comedy-drama set in Washington, D.C., an ex-burglar and a dumbbell detective must team up to solve several puzzling murders.
Style: rough, suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, serious
Plot: law enforcement, partners, rivalry, crime, goofy hero, private detective, deadly, misfit partners, crimes, partners against crime, mystery, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Burglars (1971)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Action
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In Athens a collection of emeralds is successfully stolen by a team of robbers, led by safe-cracker Azad. Things go smoothly until they miss the ship by which they planned their escape; a police chief pursues Azad while he waits for the next ship to ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, cynical, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heist, chase, burglar, jewel theft, police investigation, crimes, partners, police corruption, dishonesty, criminal heroes, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: greece, france, europe, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 82
Brass (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The Chief of Detectives of the New York Police Department, is a tough cop who has worked his way up the ladder from being on a beat.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, partners against crime, dishonesty, deadly, golden years, police detective, police corruption, police station, heist, partners, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.5
 9K
City Heat (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in Kansas City in 1933, Eastwood plays a police lieutenant known simply by his last name, Speer. Reynolds plays a former cop turned private eye named Mike Murphy. Both Speer and Murphy served on the force together and were once good friends, but ...
Style: humorous, stylized, realistic, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: private detective, gangsters, photographer, brothel, crime, crimes, law enforcement, master criminal, police detective, mystery, tough law enforcer, reluctant partners ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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
Plot: parody, investigation, small town, murder, crimes, mystery, crime, law enforcement, private detective, deadly, small town life, neo noir ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.3
 208
Little Cigars (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A gangster's former mistress hooks up with a troupe of circus midgets who, as a sideline, rob banks and casinos.
Style: offbeat, humorous, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, on the run, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, chases and races, rivalry, disorder, hollywood, showbiz, criminal heroes, love and romance, crime ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 ⇓
35%
 5.8
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K-9: P.I. (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dooley and his K-9 partner Jerry Lee are ready to retire from the police force. But before he can retire with his pension he must work as a P.I. to find a set of high tech computer chips.
Style: humorous, realistic, tense, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, german shepherd, police dog, private detective, dog, police detective, police investigation, odd couple, partners against crime, partners, law enforcement, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Bullets, Blood & a Fistful of Ca$h (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A hard boiled tale of bloody revenge that interweaves the stories of nine criminals. The story takes place in one day, on the eve of an all out syndicate war. Through a twisted series of events, the interweaving narratives are put on an ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: rivalry, partners, vengeance, police detective, deadly, dishonesty, drug dealing, law enforcement, police investigation, partners against crime, gory, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The Charismatic black nationalist leader Rev Deke O'Malley is trying to sell the people of Harlem a dream. Invest $100 in his company and live in Africa. But cops Gravedigger and Coffin know all about Deke and his fraudulent schemes that take ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, police investigation, investigation, odd couple, master criminal, buddies, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, law enforcement, dishonesty, partners, racial slur ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6.0
 90
Consignment (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Consignment is the authentic and brutal story of an East Coast drug dealer forced to flee to California only to realize state lines don't erase past sins.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, police investigation, gang, starting over, on the run, going straight, law enforcement, deadly, buddies, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, kidnapping, murder, rescue, investigation, neo noir, missing person, cons and scams, heist, bank, partners against crime, crime gone awry ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.4
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Setup (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of friends plan out a detailed heist that turns deadly when one betrays the other by taking off with the goods. Taking matters into his own hands, Sonny seeks out his revenge teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town to get back ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, danger, crimes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, chases and races, crime gone awry, betrayal, crime, prisoner, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A black detective becomes embroiled in a web of danger while searching for a fortune in missing drug money. During the course of his investigation, he encounters various old connections, ultimately confronting the criminal responsible for ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, humorous, talky, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, fbi, police investigation, track down, undercover, investigation, crimes, master criminal, hidden identity, injustice, disorder, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, egypt, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.7
 852
Payoff (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two very different cops are forced to work together...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, buddies, police investigation, partners against crime, police corruption, gangsters, reluctant partners, crimes, law enforcement, danger, murder, buddy cop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: cynical, realistic, serious, witty, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, yacht, frame up, police detective, private detective, violence, poker, ocean, neo noir, police investigation, femme fatale, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 60s
Place: miami, rome italy, europe, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Who's the Man? (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ed Lover and Doctor Dre are two inept barbers. Deciding that maybe they ought to find another line of work, they join the police. A big mistake, as far as their duty sergeant, Sgt Cooper is concerned, who proceeds to harass them at every turn. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, working undercover, friendship, police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, odd couple, gangsters, law enforcement, dishonesty, gang, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Pulp (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A seedy writer of sleazy pulp novels is recruited by a quirky, reclusive ex-actor to help him write his biography at his house in Malta.
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, funeral, amateur detective, crimes, crime, investigation, deadly, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, ghost, writer's life, cons and scams ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.4
 798
Ready 2 Die (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After a violent bank robbery, the trio of hoods make their way across East L.A. carrying a blood-soaked bag of money. When word gets out, they must fend off gangs and crooked cops alike as they strive to keep the loot and stay alive.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, heist, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, deadly, crime gone awry, danger, law enforcement, criminal heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
We Still Kill the Old Way (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of aging London gangsters go on a vigilante killing spree when one of their number is murdered by a street gang.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: street gang, murder, vengeance, criminal heroes, investigation, vigilantism, criminal's revenge, rivalry, gangsters, buddies, aging, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.9
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Divergence (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A cop, a lawyer, and an assassin cross paths after the murder of a federal witness and the kidnapping of a famous pop star.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crimes, undercover, police investigation, police corruption, hitman, police detective, partners against crime, law enforcement, dishonesty, partners, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%