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 7.4
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The Nice Guys (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A private eye investigates the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles and uncovers a conspiracy.
Style: buddy comedy, entertaining, suspense, humorous, surprise ending, clever, interesting, dark humor, funny, dramatic ...
Plot: pornography, private detective, conspiracy, father daughter relationship, investigation, alcoholic, party, corruption, single father, murder, chase, revenge, teenage girl, justice, private investigator, daughter, stupidity, violence, brutality, neo noir, aquarium, falling off a balcony, porn industry, pornographer, bare breasts ...
Time: year 1977, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles

Most similar movies to The Nice Guys

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, surprise ending, suspense and entertaining films with plots about murder, shot to death, investigation, violence, chase, death and pistol mostly in Crime, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like The Nice Guys: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), The Last Boy Scout (1991), The Long Goodbye (1973), Broken City (2013), 8MM (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role...
Style: dark humor, clever, humorous, talky, witty ...
Plot: thief, christmas, actor's life, private detective, neo noir, murder, crime, investigation, actor, audition, actress, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, denver colorado, venice beach california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the girl that detective Joe Hallenback is protecting gets murdered, the boyfriend of the murdered girl (ex-football player Jimmy Dix) attempts to investigate and solve the case. What they discover is that there is deep seated corruption going ...
Style: serious, rough, clever, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, corruption, assassin, murder, exotic dancer, strip club, swimming pool, bomb, puppet, cynicism, bribery, senator ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 ⇓
100%
 6.2
 70K
Broken City (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In a broken city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure, the mayor. Billy's relentless pursuit of justice, matched only by his streetwise ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, mayor, politics, betrayal, neo noir, crime, revenge, political corruption, election, police chief, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ford "Mr. Rock n' Roll Detective" Fairlane is experiencing problems, and it's not with the opposite sex. One of them is that all the rock stars pay him with drum sticks, koala bears, food processors and bicycle shorts. Another ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, gross out humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, heavy metal, mystery, rock star, show business, crimes, deadly, goofy hero, boss and employee, destiny ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 113K
8MM (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, he relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate ...
Style: rough, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: pornography, private detective, investigation, crimes, obsession, neo noir, private investigator, hollywood, fish out of water, danger, crime, bondage ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, pennsylvania, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, private detective, investigation, neo noir, alcoholic, crime, corpse, private investigator, mafia, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 90s, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 75K
The Foreigner (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, China, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Quan is a humble London businessman whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love – his teenage daughter – dies in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism. His relentless search ...
Style: suspense, exciting, harsh, surprise ending
Plot: terrorism, revenge, bomb, justice, one against many, death of daughter, obsession, tough guy, irish republican army, investigation, dark past, terrorist ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ireland, big ben london, scotland yard, northern ireland, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 273K
Jack Reacher (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher!" So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, sniper, loner, investigation, drifter, heroes, crimes, dishonesty, ex military, lone wolves, conspiracy, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, pittsburgh, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 14K
The Presidio (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jay Austin is now a civilian police detective. Colonel Caldwell was his commanding officer years before when he left the military police over a disagreement over the handling of a drunk driver. Now a series of murders that cross jurisdictions force ...
Style: suspense, exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: investigation, murder, military, crime, strong sexual content, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, military service, court case, army investigation, military base, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.7
 176K
2 Guns (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who have been tasked with investigating one another find they have been set up by the mob -- the very organization the two men believe they have been stealing money from.
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, bank robbery, money, betrayal, heist, corruption, undercover agent, cia, organized crime, investigation, on the run, helicopter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.6
 213K
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Veteran buttoned-down LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh is partnered with unhinged cop Martin Riggs, who -- distraught after his wife's death -- has a death wish and takes unnecessary risks with criminals at every turn. The odd couple embark on ...
Style: suspense, exciting, humorous, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: reluctant partners, chase, partners against crime, police investigation, verbal byplay, police, crime, gunfight, adventure, car chase, family, weapons ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Malibu Express (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this erotic spy tale private eye Cody Abilene teams up with the Contessa Luciana and policewoman Beverly McAfee to infiltrate a mansion and discover who is sending computer secrets to the Russians.
Style: sexual, not serious, humorous, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, car chase, helicopter, blackmail, explosion, espionage, murder, undercover, parody, boat, assassination ...
Time: 80s
Place: hawaii, california, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tough-talking Detroit cop Axel Foley heads to the rarified world of Beverly Hills in his beat-up Chevy Nova to investigate a friend's murder. But soon, he realizes he's stumbled onto something much more complicated. Bungling rookie ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, exciting, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police, investigation, gunfight, murder, car chase, strip club, foot chase, swimming pool, country club, warehouse, maverick cop, undercover ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.0
 212K
Rush Hour (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When Hong Kong Inspector Lee is summoned to Los Angeles to investigate a kidnapping, the FBI doesn't want any outside help and assigns cocky LAPD Detective James Carter to distract Lee from the case. Not content to watch the action from the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, buddy comedy, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: reluctant partners, chase, martial arts, kidnapping, fbi, two man army, odd couple, police investigation, partners against crime, fish out of water, verbal byplay, ransom ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, hong kong, california, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 ⇓
21%
 5.4
 10K
I Am Wrath (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man is out for justice after a group of corrupt police officers are unable to catch his wife's killer.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: violence, revenge, murder, corrupt politician, police corruption, billiards, postcard, shot in the face, national guard, leather jacket, righteous rage, burn victim ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.2
 144K
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the opening chase, Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh stumble across a trunk full of Krugerrands. They follow the trail to a South African diplomat who's using his immunity to conceal a smuggling operation. When he plants a bomb under ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, lapd, police detective, drug dealing, verbal byplay, buddies, odd couple, gang, partners against crime, witnessing a crime, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, seaport, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 8.2
 255K
Chinatown (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double ...
Style: atmospheric, mind bending, bleak, cynical, clever ...
Plot: private detective, incest, investigation, murder, rape, neo noir, high society, corruption, surveillance, mystery, chinatown, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.7
 15K
Death Warrant (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Canadian policeman Louis Burke is assigned in a jail to investigate in some murders of prisoners and jailors. When in jail, Lois, using his outstandings martial arts is able to save his life and make himself respected in that violent world. At ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, murder, martial arts, prisoner, investigation, serial killer, undercover, police investigation, master criminal, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Another 48 Hrs. (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: For the past four years, San Francisco cop Jack Cates has been after an unidentified drug kingpin who calls himself the "Ice Man". Jack finds a picture that proves that the Ice Man has put a price on the head of Reggie Hammond, who is ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, motorcycle, gas station, drug dealer, tough cop, police investigation, mexican standoff, bar fight, verbal byplay, master criminal, convict, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Back in sunny southern California and on the trail of two murderers, Axel Foley again teams up with LA cop Billy Rosewood. Soon, they discover that an amusement park is being used as a front for a massive counterfeiting ring – and it's run by ...
Style: buddy comedy, semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, gunfight, violence, investigation, police investigation, foot chase, security camera, roller coaster, secret service, dirty cop, undercover, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.0
 34K
CHiPS (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers as they make their rounds on the freeways of Los Angeles.
Style: buddy comedy, surprise ending, absurd, humorous, melancholic ...
Plot: police corruption, police, buddy cop, male nudity, gunfight, car chase, heist, chase, revenge, corruption, addiction, motorcycle ...
Time: 2010s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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The Equalizer 2 (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Robert McCall returns to deliver his special brand of vigilante justice -- but how far will he go when it's someone he loves?
Style: ambiguous ending, surprise ending, suspense
Plot: violence, hurricane, gang, martial arts, drug dealer, cia, hostage, kidnapping, massacre, revenge, murder, rape ...
Time: 2010s
Place: brussels belgium, washington d.c., turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
2 Days in the Valley (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a sleepy bedroom community of LA's San Fernando Valley, the murder of a professional athlete by two hit men sets into motion a chain of events that puts the mundane lives of a dozen residents on a collision course. This clever tale tells the ...
Style: clever, stylized, semi serious, talky, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, suicidal, hostage, explosion, cocaine, crime, kidnapping, psychopath, assassin, faked death, attempted murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.9
 18K
Nancy Drew (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Intrepid teenage private eye Nancy Drew heads to Tinseltown with her father to investigate the unsolved murder of a movie star in this old-fashioned whodunit based on Carolyn Keene's popular series of books for young adults. But can the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, teen comedy
Plot: chase, amateur detective, investigation, young heroes, riddles and clues, danger, private detective, single parent, who done it, family relations, disorder, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.7
 45K
Absolute Power (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A master thief coincidentally is robbing a house where a murder in which the President of The United States is involved occurs in front of his eyes. He is forced to run yet may hold evidence that could convict the President. A political thriller ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: secret service, corruption, political corruption, neo noir, white house, secret service agent, rape, assassination, crime, one last job, painting, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Bulgaria, Netherlands
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.
Style: buddy comedy, surprise ending
Plot: hitman, bodyguard, courtroom, assassin, court, opposites attract, criminal, on the run, travel, killer, chase, airbag ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, geneva switzerland, netherlands, big ben london, tower bridge london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.7
 225K
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, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, kidnapping, life is a bitch, victim, secret, tragic event, disappearance, death, private detective, morality, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.6
 124K
Baywatch (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, China, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon butts heads with a brash new recruit. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.
Style: light, feel good, captivating, entertaining, based on cult tv series ...
Plot: lifeguard, drug dealer, rookie, beach, chase, police car, conspiracy, disguise, crime, party, sea, yacht ...
Time: 2010s
Place: california, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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