Movies like Scandalous

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Scandalous (1984)
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Scandalous (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An investigative reporter following an espionage story goes to London and gets involved with murder, scam artists and rock concerts.
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: murder, reporter, concert, scam, espionage, crimes, conspiracy, mystery, journalism, dishonesty, media, scoop, deadly, cons and scams, media satire, rock music, scandal
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe

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Most similar movies to Scandalous

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, mystery, dishonesty, crime and investigation mostly in Comedy, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like Scandalous: Trenchcoat (1983), This Girl for Hire (1983), Fletch (1985), Hostile Makeover (2009), Compromising Positions (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.3
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Trenchcoat (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An aspiring mystery writer becomes accidently embroiled in an international plot during a two-week stay in Malta.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspenseful, parody
Audience: family outing
Plot: conspiracy, crimes, woman in danger, mystery, danger, intrigue, family, espionage, undercover, farce, writer's life, who done it ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, san francisco, malta
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Famous detective Charlie Chan is called out of retirement to help a San Francisco detective solve a mysterious series of murders. With his bumbling grandson as his sidekick, Chan also encounters an old nemesis known as the Dragon Queen who is the ...
Style: humorous, witty, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: investigation, dishonesty, crimes, satire, murder, law enforcement, goofy hero, deadly, mystery, rivalry, golden years, private detective ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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, realistic ...
Plot: murder, filmmaking, farce, store, showbiz, hollywood, crimes, artists and showbiz, private detective, mystery, investigation, deadly ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.9
 50K
Fletch (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A veritable chameleon, investigative reporter Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher might drive his editor up the wall, but he always produces great pieces for the newspaper. When his next story is about the drug trade taking place on the beach, Fletch ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, light ...
Plot: undercover, investigation, crimes, cons and scams, dishonesty, journalism, insurance, mistaken identity, contract killing, murder for hire, police corruption, corruption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, rio de janeiro, usa, utah, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Hostile Makeover (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lacey Smithsonian is a stylish journalist who works as a television reporter. When interviewing a prestigious fashion designer Amanda Manville, it confesses that receives death threats from someone. Everything is complicated when the artist is shot ...
Style: witty, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, partners, false accusation, celebrity culture, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, disorder, fashion, mystery, media, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 ⇓
64%
Loser Takes All! (2003)
Genre: Mystery, Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Serge Vaudier, a mathematics teacher, wins the lotto twice and claims he can do it again, thanks to an infallible system he has designed. Is a he genius or a con man? Angèle, the head of the the government's bureau, is determined to entrap ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: lottery, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, gambling, prodigy, mystery, gambler, police, mathematics, lottery winner, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Betty Lou is a librarian in a very small town. Her husband is a police detective who takes her for granted. Betty Lou is the ultimate mouse. After a gangland figure is mysteriously murdered in town, Betty Lou finds the murder weapon, but can't ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, light, sexy ...
Plot: murder, librarian, small town, police investigation, crimes, crime, mystery, deadly, witnessing a crime, investigation, manipulations, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Notorious Landlady (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An American junior diplomat in London rents a house from, and falls in love with, a woman suspected of murder.
Style: humorous, witty, suspenseful, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: murder, landlady, attempted murder, diplomat, legal, manipulations, amateur detective, legal action, private detective, chase, mystery, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.5
 2K
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: witty, humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, amateur detective, murder, bookstore, partners, mystery, partners against crime, cons and scams, who done it, satire, career change, power relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: liverpool, europe, england, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Dark and Stormy Night (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the 1930s the family of old Sinas Cavinder, gathered for the reading of his will, find themselves being murdered by a mysterious phantom while two rival reporters compete for the story.
Style: parody, not serious, suspenseful, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, murder, dark and stormy night, mystery, mysterious character, who done it, deadly, crimes, characters killed one by one, old dark house, seance, murder mystery ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Coffee, Kill Boss (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When ten executives secretly meet to sell off their company, they're murdered one by one in this darkly comedic romp through the halls of corporate America.
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, deadly, dark humor, betrayal, deception, conspiracy, deal, boss, office, condom, corporate, safe sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.7
 712
Grace Quigley (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Grace Quigley is nearing the end of her life, living alone in her New York apartment. One day she witnesses a murder being committed by top hit-man, Seymour Flint. She decides to blackmail him into killing her, however, she has one or two friends he ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: hitman, parents and children, golden years, dishonesty, crimes, elderly, forgery, deadly, dark humor, cons and scams, murder, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 2K
Kiss Kiss (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hitman, unlikely partners, teaching the ways of the world, deadly, crimes, crime, danger, murder, power relations, jack in the box, gunfight, club ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: West Germany, USA, Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Mystery abounds when it is discovered that, one by one, the greatest Chefs in Europe are being killed. The intriguing part of the murders is that each chef is killed in the same manner that their own special dish is prepared in. Food critics and the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, suspenseful, offbeat, semi serious
Plot: murder, mystery, serial killer, cooking and food, disorder, dark humor, crimes, investigation, goofy hero, race against time, deadly, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, paris france, london, venice, buckingham palace
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Who Do I Gotta Kill? (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Who says crime doesn't pay? The mob will pay Jimmy Corona anything to stay away. But, then again, so would most people. His agent brushes off Jimmy's latest book proposal: detailing the conspiracy between Lee Harvey Oswald and Marylin ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: deadly, gangsters, farce, conspiracy, murder, down on your luck, graphic violence, dishonesty, crime, assassination, breakup, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Private Eyes (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Don Knotts and Tim Conway star in The Private Eyes, a 1980 comedy about two bumbling detectives solving a murder. It's an impressively incompetent affair. Every ancient joke falls with a muffled thud as Knotts and Conway ham their way through ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, heiress, investigation, mystery, ghost, police investigation, supernatural, chase, misfit partners, heroes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: scotland, england, europe, scotland yard, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 319
Screamplay (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A detective investigating a series of murders discovers that they are similar to the murders that occur in the new script of a Hollywood screenwriter.
Style: humorous, offbeat, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: murder, hollywood, deadly, writer's life, crimes, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, gory, head ripped off, apartment, surrealism, filmmaker ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Killer Hair (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A fashion reporter stumbles on a murder investigation in the Nation's Capitol, only to be thrown for a loop when her police detective former lover is assigned to the case.
Style: suspenseful, serious, humorous, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, mystery, riddles and clues, journalism, rivalry, crimes, deadly, columnist, fashion, amateur detective, dead woman, hairdresser ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 645
Towards Zero (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Inviting the ex-wife to a family reunion when the none-too-secure new wife will be there hardly seems to be a recipe for success, and true to form, bodies have begun to stack up by the end of this cinematic update of a classic Agatha Christie tale. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, witty, twists and turns ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, estate, whodunit, family relations, mystery, who done it, riddles and clues, multiple suspects, couples, family gatherings, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, atlantic ocean, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Honey Pot (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In Venice, the millionaire benefactor Cecil Fox watches a Seventeenth Century play 'Volpone' and plots a practical joke to play on his three former greedy mistresses. He hires the unemployed actor William McFly to act as his butler and ...
Style: realistic, humorous, twists and turns, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, greed, stage performance, inheritance, make believe, pretense, dishonesty, farce, cons and scams, dark humor, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: venice, italy, europe, palm springs california, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Million Dollar Mystery (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A dying man in a roadside diner tells the other patrons about money he has hidden in four places. But instead of directions, he leaves them only with clues they must solve in order to claim the loot.
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, humorous, suspenseful
Plot: treasure hunt, dishonesty, special agents, adventure, contests and competitions, chases and races, cafe, restaurant, disorder, diner, chaos and mayhem, heist ...
Time: 80s
Place: libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.5
 4K
Nadine (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Hairdresser Nadine Hightower wants to retrieve the risqué photos she once posed for, but when she visits the photographer at his office, he's murdered by an intruder. Nadine talks her estranged husband, Vernon, into going along when she ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, melancholic ...
Plot: murder, romance, dishonesty, crimes, on the run, witnessing a crime, hidden identity, nothing goes right, odd couple, dangerous attraction, cons and scams, murder mystery ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1954, 1950s, 1930s ...
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.1
 21K
Fletch Lives (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fletch is a fish out of water in small-town Louisiana, where he's checking out a tumbledown mansion he's inherited. When a woman he flirts with turns up dead, Fletch becomes a suspect and must find the killer and clear his name. In the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, funny ...
Plot: journalist, murder, heroes, chase, mystery, toxic waste, dishonesty, crimes, journalism, deadly, silly humor, arson ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
While My Pretty One Sleeps (1997)
Genre: Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When the fashion world meets the underworld, it's murder.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: fashion, murder, dishonesty, mystery, crimes, journalism, danger, deadly, criminal heroes, woman in danger, crime, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Mystery of the Yellow Room (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Joseph Rouletabille (Bruno Podalydès), a reporter for a local newspaper, investigates the attempted killing of Mathilde Stangerson (Sabine Azéma), who uses the yellow room of the title as her bedroom. At the time of the revolver shots her room was ...
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: mystery, murder, investigation, journalism, danger, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, mysterious past, mysterious event, locked room, mystery killer ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
It's Only Money (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Lester is a clumsy and awkward TV repair man who is nevertheless gifted technically. In helping out a friend, he is drawn into a mystery involving a missing heir in a rich family. He begins to notice little things, like how much those family ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: butler, missing person, cons and scams, crimes, prodigy, dishonesty, amateur detective, investigation, private detective, estate, manipulations, legal action ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 83K
Scoop (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An American journalism student in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls.
Style: humorous, semi serious, twists and turns, buddy comedy, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: investigation, journalist, magic, serial killer, student, mystery, murder investigation, uncover truth, danger, deadly, dangerous attraction, suspicion of murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, united kingdom, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River (1968)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: George Lester is a man who is chasing rainbows, looking for the pot of gold at the end. When his wife, Pamela grows tired of being dragged all over the world, she leaves him. While she is away, George converts her family home into a discotheque, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Plot: chase, road not taken, estate, crime gone awry, chases and races, nothing goes right, fish out of water, dishonesty, disorder, escapades, farce, crimes ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
 507
The Scenesters (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Someone is killing beautiful young Hipsters in East L.A. Charlie is a crime scene cleaner working for Aftershocks Inc. with a penchant for Sherlock Holmes type deduction. Wallace is an out-of-luck filmmaker working as a crime scene videographer. The ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, fish out of water, serial killer, deadly, crimes, disorder, who done it, film within a film, amateur detective, hipster, filmmaker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%