Movies like Cry Uncle

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Cry Uncle (1971)
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Cry Uncle (1971)
Original name: Cry Uncle!
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Private detective Jack Masters takes on a case and gets mixed up in murder, sex and blackmail.
Style: humorous, dark humor, offbeat, realistic, not serious, sex comedy, porno movie
Plot: parody, heist, private detective, satire, murder, crimes, drug abuse, riddles and clues, investigation, sexual relations, crime, manipulations, mate swapping, country, femme fatale, manipulation, couples, who done it, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, law enforcement, disorder, deadly, looking for sex, sex ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Cry Uncle

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, witty and clever films with plots about crimes, murder, investigation, crime, deadly, mystery and private detective mostly in Crime, Comedy and Mystery genres. Some movies like Cry Uncle: A Slight Case of Murder (1999), The Man with Bogart's Face (1980), Hexed (1993), One Night at McCool's (2001), Mystery Team (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Slight Case of Murder (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the midst of a spat, film critic Terry Thorpe (William H. Macy) accidentally kills his lover. Though Thorpe covers his tracks, he raises the suspicions of a private investigator (James Cromwell), who then tries to blackmail him. Thorpe also falls ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, private detective, neo noir, film critic, blackmail, filmmaking, couples, disorder, dangerous attraction, uncover truth, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 ⇓
82%
 5.6
 2K
Hexed (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lowly hotel clerk Matthew Welch stumbles unto a chance to go on a date with supermodel Hexina by pretending he is someone else. But something goes wrong on the date, she tries to kill him! Soon she kills a couple more people, and unfortunately all ...
Style: humorous, realistic, dark humor, not serious, tense ...
Plot: mental illness, murder, mistaken identity, manipulations, investigation, crimes, manipulation, disorder, psychopath, dangerous attraction, law enforcement, femme fatale ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
One Night at McCool's (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Every man has a different recollection of the beautiful young woman who wreaked havoc on their lives during one heated night.
Style: sexy, humorous, witty, dark humor, not serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: femme fatale, manipulation, obsession, dangerous attraction, nothing goes right, manipulations, crime, crimes, disorder, dishonesty, rivalry, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: st. louis missouri, missouri, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 9K
Mystery Team (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of former Encyclopedia Brown-style child-detectives struggle to solve an adult mystery.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, murder, friendship, amateur detective, investigation, mystery, friends, crimes, absurdism, farce, bicycle, strip club ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: realistic, semi serious, 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, dishonesty, femme fatale, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Alphabet Murders (1965)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates a series of murders in London in which the victims are killed according to their initials.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, murder, serial killer, parody, investigation, deadly, crime, law enforcement, crimes, danger, silly humor, riddles and clues ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, scotland yard, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 56 min.
Story: The grandchild of Professor James Moriarty had promised the world that it has only five days left to live. Moriarty is a master of disguise, a crack shot, and is very patient. Several government figures are shot to death, and it seems that it truly ...
Style: realistic, not serious, clever, humorous, witty ...
Plot: parody, private detective, satire, murder, conspiracy, assassination, villainess, amateur detective, hidden identity, rivalry, secret agents, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: scotland, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Living to Die (1990)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A burned-out private detective in Las Vegas gets involved in blackmail and murder.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: private detective, murder, gambling, blackmail, riddles and clues, wrongfully committed, heist, who done it, strong sexual content, embezzlement, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Murder by Death (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lionel Twain invites the world's five greatest detectives to a 'dinner and murder'. Included are a blind butler, a deaf-mute maid, screams, spinning rooms, secret passages, false identities and more plot turns and twists than are ...
Style: feel good, surprise ending, disturbing, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, old mansion, parody, murder, riddles and clues, butler, mystery, dark and stormy night, who done it, guest, reward, one night ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, not serious
Plot: investigation, parody, murder, small town, private detective, crimes, mystery, deadly, goofy hero, danger, small town life, neo noir ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.6
 442
The Black Bird (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The son of famous detective Sam Spade carries on the family tradition of getting involved with the Maltese Falcon - and with the people who will stop at nothing, including murder, to get it.
Style: not serious, realistic, offbeat, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, parody, neo noir, murder, crime, mystery, espionage, danger, dishonesty, investigation, femme fatale, crimes ...
Time: 70s, year 1940, year 1975
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Cheap Detective (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Spoofing the entire 1940s detective genre, and his own performances as a bumbling private detective, Peter Falk plays Lou Pekinpaugh, a San Francisco private detective accused of murdering his partner at the instigation of his mistress, the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, satirical ...
Plot: parody, private detective, murder, femme fatale, deadly, crime, law enforcement, nothing goes right, dishonesty, love and romance, investigation, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1940, year 1939 ...
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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 ⇓
50%
Goodbye Lover (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Police investigate when a man having an affair with his brother's wife disappears suddenly.
Style: sexy, suspenseful, realistic, witty, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, murder, neo noir, femme fatale, mystery, investigation, love and romance, dishonesty, obsession, manipulations, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, salt lake city utah, los angeles, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Genre: 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, twists and turns, humorous, absurd, funny ...
Plot: neo noir, murder, private detective, christmas, actor, investigation, thief, lifestyle, disorder, mistaken identity, dishonesty, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, venice beach california, denver colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Fatal Instinct (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A spoof of the late 80s and early 90s suspense thrillers and murder mysteries, including Basic Instinct, Sleeping With The Enemy, Cape Fear and others. A cop/attorney (yes he's both) is seduced by a woman while his wife is having an affair with ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, suspense, intense ...
Plot: parody, murder, femme fatale, on the run, love triangle, crimes, deadly, manipulation, dangerous attraction, manipulations, legal, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Scotland, Pa. (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Joe McBeth is a hard-working but unambitious doofus who toils at a hamburger stand alongside his wife Pat, who has much smarter. Pat believes she could do better with the place than their boss Norm is doing, so she plans to usurp Norm, convincing ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, witty, talky ...
Plot: restaurant, murder, disorder, parody, crime gone awry, crimes, crime, goofy hero, law enforcement, nothing goes right, couple relations, comedy of errors ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, pennsylvania, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: cult film, weird, witty, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: parody, private detective, neo noir, murder, femme fatale, investigation, faked death, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, power relations, recruit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 3K
Up! (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Up! is a 1976 soft core sex comedy film directed by American filmmaker Russ Meyer. The plot centers around a bizarre murder mystery involving the death of former Nazi Adolf Schwartz, a caricature of Adolf Hitler, who was living in hiding in a ...
Style: erotic, sexy, realistic, not serious, surreal ...
Plot: murder, small town, parody, sexism, bondage, rape, outdoor sex, small town life, nightclub, sexual relations, disorder, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, northern california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Director Paul Morrissey applies a hefty dose of humor to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic detective story in this interpretation of The Hound of the Baskervilles. Comedian Peter Cook takes on the role of brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes, ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, suspenseful, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: parody, private detective, deadly, crimes, mystery, murder, riddles and clues, curses spells and rituals, who done it, partners against crime, deadly creature, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Not for Publication (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Lois Thornedyke, the daughter of a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, writes a scandal column for a New York city tabloid...
Style: sexual, humorous, sexy, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), urban, workplace situations, relationship vs career, love triangle, city life, sexual relations, workplace romance, adoption, media satire, working undercover, profanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.6
 318
Bank Robber (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After robbing a bank, the robber hides out from the police in a seedy hotel where he is forced to bribe various tennants for protection as well as their silence which becomes more difficult as greed takes over and the people demand more exuberant ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, light, dark humor ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hotel, disorder, nothing goes right, crimes, dishonesty, romance, heist, bank robber, money, blackmail, friendship, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Legacy (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a geeky, overweight rushee is found dead at the hottest sorority on the campus, the three most popular girls of the house are prime suspects.
Style: witty, dark humor, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, murder, sorority, serial killer, mystery, riddles and clues, college life, deadly, protagonist as suspect, college, reluctant partners, legal ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: suspenseful, clever, witty, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, yacht, frame up, police detective, private detective, poker, ocean, neo noir, violence, crimes, investigation, femme fatale ...
Time: 60s
Place: miami, usa, florida, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.7
 13K
Drowning Mona (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The recently deceased Mona Dearly (Bette Midler) was many things: an abusive wife, a domineering mother, a loud-mouthed neighbor and a violent malcontent. So when her car and corpse are discovered in the Hudson River, police Chief Wyatt Rash (Danny ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, funny, absurd, stylized ...
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, family problems, disorder, social relations, goofy hero, small town, small town life, suspect, waitress, murder mystery ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Monkey's Mask (2000)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, Canada, France, Italy, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Monkey's Mask is a 2000 thriller film directed by Samantha Lang. It stars Susie Porter and Kelly McGillis. Porter plays a lesbian private detective who falls in love with a suspect (McGillis) in the disappearance of a young woman. The film ...
Style: sexy, suspenseful, realistic, erotic, serious ...
Plot: love affair, murder, uncover truth, femme fatale, investigation, manipulations, mystery, manipulation, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 3K
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized, dark humor
Plot: neo noir, femme fatale, murder, prostitute, investigation, private detective, chinatown, crime, law enforcement, mystery, couples, crimes ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: sexy, suspenseful, humorous, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: breasts, conspiracy, murder, undercover, private detective, investigation, espionage, car chase, blackmail, explosion, helicopter, car race ...
Time: 80s
Place: hawaii, usa, california, texas, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 ⇓
35%