Movies like Hostile Makeover

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Hostile Makeover (2009)
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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 dead during the program. Lacey will be involved in the case and launch an investigation to find the guilty.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: partners, false accusation, lifestyle, celebrity culture, fashion, mystery, journalism, dishonesty, media, law enforcement, disorder, deadly, female reporter, crimes, special agents, riddles and clues, crime, witnessing a crime, columnist, partners against crime, female detective, murder, amateur detective, fashion show, dead woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c.

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Most similar movies to Hostile Makeover

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, suspenseful and semi serious films with plots about crimes, murder, crime, deadly, dishonesty, mystery and disorder mostly in Comedy, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Hostile Makeover: Killer Hair (2009), Lonely Street (2008), The Trixxer (2004), Crime Is Our Business (2008), The Scenesters (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, hairdresser, dead woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.2
 521
Lonely Street (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bubba Mabry, a gullible private detective, becomes the prime suspect in a tabloid reporter's murder after being hired to snoop on him by a mysterious celebrity.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Plot: murder, private detective, investigation, goofy hero, who done it, uncover truth, dishonesty, media, amateur detective, journalism, crimes, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 8K
The Trixxer (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Auf dem Weg von Bitterfeld nach London verirrt sich ein sächsisches Pärchen im Wald. Ein hinterhältiges Subjekt hat den Wegweiser verdreht! So werden die beiden Zeuge, wie "der Mönch mit der Peitsche" vorsätzlich über den Haufen ...
Style: witty, exciting, not serious, humorous
Plot: police detective, murder, mystery, police investigation, crimes, serial killer, riddles and clues, danger, law enforcement, partners, mysterious character, parody ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Crime Is Our Business (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Prudence Beresford is investigating another murder. Her aunt had witnessed it, but no body was found, and nobody trusted her word. Nobody, except Prudence, of course!
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, suspenseful, witty ...
Plot: murder, family relations, private detective, crimes, odd couple, investigation, uncover truth, master and servant, deadly, amateur detective, partners, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.0
 465
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, film within a film, serial killer, deadly, crimes, disorder, who done it, amateur detective, hipster, filmmaker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Sense of Humor (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A serial killer abducts two stand-up comedians after they mock him as part of their on-stage act. If they teach him how to be funny, he might let them live.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, buddies, partners, kidnapping, power relations, deadly, crimes, unlikely partners, psychopath, disorder, performer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Brokenwood Mysteries (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: In a seemingly quiet country town the newest resident, Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd, finds that murder lurks in even the most homely location.
Style: semi serious, witty, suspenseful, realistic, humorous
Plot: partners against crime, uncover truth, police investigation, riddles and clues, partners, mystery, murder, law enforcement, social relations, deadly, crimes, under the surface ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Badges of Fury (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: China
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a spate of eerie murders erupts across HK two troub/emaking cops are assigned to the case. Young maverick Wang and grizzled vet Huang who is fed up with his reckless younger partner always landing them in hot water. Reaching a dead end after ...
Style: semi serious, rough, exciting, realistic, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, police investigation, serial killer, danger, law enforcement, disorder, partners, deadly, rivalry, martial arts, misfit partners, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Wandering Soul Murders (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Widowed Joanne Kilbourn is an ex-police officer turned criminology professor. Her husband Ian was the Ontario provincial Attorney General when he was murdered, the murder never solved. Her current home life is on the most part a happy one, except ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, serious, mind bending
Plot: prostitute, murder, police detective, riddles and clues, journalism, amateur detective, mystery, police investigation, crimes, deadly, serial killer, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.8
 433
The Scent (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A detective Seon-woo, who moonlights as a private investigator, has a beautiful new client Soo-Jin. The woman asks the detective to take photos of her husband in the midst of having an affair with another woman. When the detective goes to take ...
Style: realistic, humorous, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, femme fatale, false accusation, murder, disorder, police detective, chase, protagonist as suspect, crimes, nothing goes right, murder investigation, frame up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Partners in Crime (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Prudence and Bélisaire Beresford have decided to take things easy. But when a rich Russian heiress disappears, Prudence can't resist and Bélisaire is forced onto the adventure. Their investigation will put them on the trail of a mysterious ...
Style: humorous, witty, talky, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: missing person, amateur detective, partners, mystery, crime, crimes, investigation, couples, private detective, eternal youth, marriage, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, geneva switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.3
 3K
Sunday (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A dead body found floating in a lake… Unexplained scratch marks on her neck… Supari killers out to kill her… A taxi driver who yells ‘bhoot, bhoot’ every time he sees her...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: mystery, mysterious character, woman in danger, riddles and clues, memory loss, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, police investigation, crimes, bollywood, corrupt cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.4
 499
At Risk (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "At Risk" introduces Win Garano (Sunjata), the rising star of the Massachusetts State Police, when D.A. Monique "Money" Lamont (MacDowell) sends him to Tennessee to investigate a cold case that took place more than 20 years ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: partners, partners against crime, police investigation, law enforcement, murder, election campaign, mystery, fighting crime, uncover truth, deadly, legal, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, massachusetts, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.7
 2K
Camouflage (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Marty Mackenzie is an unsuccessful stage actor who takes an interest in private investigating. He takes a job working with Jack Potter, a crusty private eye. They both take a case in Beaver Ridge, a seedy small town where a murder is being planned ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, who done it, murder, private detective, partners, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, disorder, silly humor, cripple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, quarry
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.6
 208
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: witty, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: scam, concert, murder, reporter, journalism, media, conspiracy, dishonesty, crimes, espionage, scoop, media satire ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.2
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The Shipment (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A mob enforcer is hired to recover a shipment of Viagra gone awry.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, light
Plot: gangsters, crimes, hitman, disorder, unlikely criminals, drug dealing, dishonesty, partners, sexual humor, crime, gangster, viagra
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 6K
On Probation (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Argentina
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Díaz is a burly seen-it-all cop who's depressed about his marriage. Silverstein is a skinny Jewish shrink who's assigned to help him back to his job. Soon Silverstein is taking advice from Díaz about *his* marriage, and is learning how ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, realistic
Plot: infidelity, psychoanalyst, unfaithful wife, partners, cheating, investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement, unlikely partners, crimes, friendship, petty criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, rough, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mystery, investigation, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, journalism, danger, mysterious past, mysterious event, locked room, mystery killer ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: suspenseful, psychological, offbeat, witty, humorous ...
Plot: murder, private detective, plastic surgery, hollywood, crimes, parody, hotshot hero, power relations, couples, disorder, dangerous attraction, switching roles ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
We'll Meet Again (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Socialite Molly Lasch is released from prison after serving a six-year sentence for the murder of her husband, Dr. Gary Lasch. Now, with the help of Fran, an investigative reporter, Molly sets out to prove her innocence. Together they uncover a ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, righting the wronged, uncover truth, woman in danger, false accusation, riddles and clues, mystery, dishonesty, amateur detective, partners, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Hot Dog (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mistakenly believing that he will be let go from the company, Philippe decides to sabotage the production at Saucibec. Upon learning that he is not the one who will be laid off, he will go to great lengths to right his wrongs ... but it's ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, tense, light ...
Plot: vengeance, rivalry, revenge, mistaken identity, dishonesty, gangsters, disorder, crime boss, factory worker, factory, vengeful fired employee, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Perfume Of The Lady In Black (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Newly married, Mathilde and Robert are honeymooning at a resort owned by their friends Edith and Arthur, the Chateau d'Hercule. But an unpleasant shock is in store for them.
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, humorous, surreal ...
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, missing person, mysterious character, crimes, murder, riddles and clues, odd couple, mystery, amateur detective, danger, who done it ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Kings of Appletown (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Will and Clayton witness a murder, but out of fear decide not to tell anyone. They and their friend Betsy, whose father has been wrongfully accused of the crime, go on a journey to find the real killer, and at the same time redeem themselves.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: false accusation, murder, small town, adventurer, investigation, amateur detective, riddles and clues, crimes, witnessing a crime, adventure, heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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, dishonesty, crimes, gambling, prodigy, mystery, police, gambler, mathematics, lottery winner, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Who Is Cletis Tout? (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A comedy about a hitman who sees everything in terms of the movies and how mistaken identity is getting in the way of recovering a stash of diamonds that was stolen and subsequently hidden more than 20 years earlier.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, clever, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: heist, mistaken identity, criminal heroes, partners, cons and scams, crimes, crime, hidden identity, dishonesty, goofy hero, disorder, diamond ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Passion for Danger (1973)
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, deadly, gang, partners, law enforcement, arms dealing, mystery, partners against crime, chase, amateur detective, criminal heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.9
 48K
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, murder for hire, contract killing, police corruption, corruption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, rio de janeiro, usa, santa monica california, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Assassination of a High School President (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After the theft of copies of SAT exams from a principal's office, teenage reporter Bobby Funke sets out to unmask the thief. Bobby prints an article fingering Class President Paul Moore as the thief, shredding the youth's reputation. But ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, realistic, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, high school, journalism, uncover truth, crimes, mystery, high school life, teenage life, teenager, mentor, teenagers, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.1
 180
Heads (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A proofreader at a small-town newspaper decides to try to solve a series of decapitation murders, and reluctantly gets involved with the nutty daughter of his editor. Before long he discovers that he is the prime suspect in the murders.
Style: suspenseful, offbeat, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, serial killer, murder, newspaper, decapitation, crimes, media, parody, social relations, psychopath, mystery, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.8
 358
Cold Feet (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The leader of a group of misfits, his girlfriend and an assassin have devised a bizarre plan to smuggle stolen jewelry over the US/Mexican border. They implant the jewelry in a racing horse.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: partners, crime, crimes, deadly, criminal heroes, dishonesty, nothing goes right, on the run, disorder, hitman, down on your luck, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%