Movies like The Black Bird

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The Black Bird (1975)
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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: humorous, clever, offbeat, realistic, witty, not serious
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, parody, neo noir, murder, espionage, crimes, investigation, crime, mystery, track down, danger, femme fatale, who done it, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, deadly, police detective, undercover, uncover truth, cons and scams, power relations, shark, poker, nazi, police ...
Time: 70s, year 1940, year 1975
Place: san francisco, usa

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Most similar movies to The Black Bird

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, witty and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, murder, investigation, deadly, mystery, private detective and crime mostly in Mystery, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Black Bird: The Man with Bogart's Face (1980), Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982), The Cheap Detective (1978), A Slight Case of Murder (1999), Gumshoe (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
95%
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 ⇓
76%
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 ⇓
74%
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 ⇓
70%
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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 ⇓
63%
 6.5
 1K
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: semi serious, realistic, witty, clever, humorous ...
Plot: private detective, amateur detective, murder, bookstore, deadly, mystery, crimes, partners against crime, satire, cons and scams, who done it, police investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: liverpool, england, europe, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.0
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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, captivating, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: murder, funeral, crime, crimes, amateur detective, dishonesty, writer's life, ghost, investigation, artists and showbiz, deadly, cons and scams ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 ⇓
54%
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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 ⇓
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 ⇓
48%
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Peeper (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A detective is hired to locate a girl adopted 30 years earlier whose birth father wants to bequeath her his fortune.
Style: realistic, semi serious, mind bending, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, adoption, missing person, crimes, deadly, mystery, parody, based on a novel, plot twist, suitcase full of money, neo noir ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1947
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: suspenseful, stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: private detective, neo noir, police corruption, murder, investigation, sexual content, cons and scams, who done it, uncover truth, graphic violence, criminal's revenge, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 ⇓
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: offbeat, humorous, suspenseful, feel good, dark humor ...
Plot: murder, mystery, serial killer, disorder, cooking and food, crime, deadly, race against time, crimes, investigation, goofy hero, bomb ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, paris france, london, buckingham palace, venice
⇓ 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, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: private detective, crimes, investigation, mystery, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners, elderly, partners against crime, aging, love and romance, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: cynical, stylized, atmospheric, witty, twists and turns ...
Plot: private detective, neo noir, murder, betrayal, friendship, profanity, bribery, disfigurement, investigation, crime, crimes, mystery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, mexico, california, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: dishonesty, goofy hero, private detective, mystery, murder, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, golden years, rivalry, investigation, satire ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 ⇓
45%
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Witch Hunt (1994)
Genre: Crime, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Detective Philip Lovecraft lives in Los Angeles in the 1950s when an ambitious Senator is holding hearings, on Magic. Magic is the new influence in Tinsel Town. Lovecraft is unique in that he is the only one who refuses to use magic in his work. ...
Style: futuristic, offbeat, stylized, witty, clever ...
Plot: murder, private detective, witchcraft, black magic, infidelity, shrinking, heroes, investigation, deadly, protagonist as suspect, mystery, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
43%
Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Harts find themselves in the middle of a dangerous murder plot, but it isn't clear if the plot it a famous author's fictional murder-mystery, or an actual murder plot, until Jonathan finds himself the unsuspecting target of a killer. ...
Style: mind bending, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, island, amateur detective, crime, intrigue, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, mystery, who done it, resort, romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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 ⇓
41%
 7.0
 10K
Without a Clue (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes is as dashing as ever, but with a little secret: Dr. Watson is the brains behind the operation. When Reginald Kincaid, the actor he has hired to play Holmes becomes insufferable, Watson fires him and tries to go out on his own, but ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, satirical, witty ...
Plot: private detective, farce, parody, actor, mystery, investigation, sherlock holmes, who done it, comedy of errors, disorder, hidden identity, doctor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, victorian england
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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 ⇓
39%
 6.1
 256
Diamond's Edge (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Nick and his slightly dense older brother Herbert run the Diamond Private Detective Agency above Camden Town Tube Station in north-central London. When a master criminal called The Falcon dies, they come into possession of his box ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, boys' night
Plot: on the run, private detective, law enforcement, crime, chase, investigation, murder, who done it, siblings relations, frame up, deadly, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Once Upon a Crime... (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: On their way to Monte Carlo, Monaco, Marilyn and her husband, Neil, meet several other married couples, including Julian and Phoebe, who are traveling with a lost dog they plan to return to its wealthy owner for a large reward. But, when the ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: mystery, investigation, gambling, murder, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, amateur detective, crime gone awry, deadly, partners, police investigation, track down ...
Time: 90s
Place: rome italy, europe, monte carlo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.0
 502
Cry Uncle (1971)
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, offbeat, realistic, not serious, dark humor ...
Plot: murder, parody, private detective, satire, heist, law enforcement, manipulation, mate swapping, couples, disorder, sexual relations, who done it ...
Time: 70s
Place: new jersey, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 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 ⇓
34%
 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 ⇓
34%
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, murder, showbiz, heavy metal, investigation, mystery, law enforcement, show business, partners, goofy hero, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%