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The Big Fix (1978)
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The Big Fix (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Moses Wine, Richard Dreyfuss, at home one night watching a football game that he bet on is contacted by an old flame back from his radical days in collage Lila, Susan Anspach. Lila wants Moses to work for a candidate for governor of California, Milles Hawthorne. Moses goes along with Lila to the Hawthorne campaign headquarters even though Moses is apposed to his policies as well as having a low opinion of Hawthorne's intellect. Moses tells Lila about the person she want's to get elected. Told by Hawthorne's campaign manager Sam Sebastian, John Lithgow, that there's a flayer being distributed around the state with a doctored photo of Hawthorne and radical Howard Eppis, who's on the lamb from the police since he was convicted for inciting violence against the government. The flayer is telling everyone that Eppis is supporting Hawthorne for governor, which is not true, which will destroy Howthorne's chances for being elected.
Style: witty, clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful, cult film
Plot: private detective, private investigator, investigation, politics, murder, mystery, friendship, crimes, missing person, law enforcement, state affairs, investigator, fbi agent, father son relationship, divorced man, attempted murder, election campaign, political activist, vietnam war, jewish, old love, conspiracy, campaign, dishonesty, money ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, beverly hills

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, investigation, mystery, dishonesty and law enforcement mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Big Fix: The Late Show (1977), Silver City (2004), The Long Goodbye (1973), State Affairs (2009), The Man with Bogart's Face (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: neo noir, twists and turns, clever, visually appealing, affectionate ...
Plot: private detective, murder, cat, crimes, investigation, unlikely friendships, alter ego, adultery, runaway, police investigation, secrets, relationships ...
Time: 70s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Silver City (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The discovery of a corpse threatens to unravel a bumbling local politician's campaign for governor of Colorado.
Style: thought provoking, clever, stylized, satirical, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, politics, murder mystery, private detective, political corruption, family, campaign, political intrigue, society, dishonesty, love affair, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: neo noir, twists and turns, sexy, cynical, witty ...
Plot: private detective, murder, cat, gangsters, betrayal, whodunit, beach, alcoholic, disfigurement, bribery, private investigator, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: malibu california, los angeles, california, usa, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.3
 603
State Affairs (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A plane explodes above the Gulf of Guinea. An escort girl is murdered in a Parisian park. Thousands of miles separate these two events, and yet Nora Chahyd, believes there's a connection between them, much to his superiors chagrin. As Nora ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, cynical ...
Plot: undercover, investigation, law enforcement, politics, betrayal, dishonesty, hitman, police detective, murder, political corruption, spy, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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: neo noir, cynical, realistic, parody, semi serious ...
Plot: private detective, hollywood, private investigator, plastic surgery, murder, disorder, couples, power relations, boss and employee, who done it, dangerous attraction, uncover truth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Come Sweet Death (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Former detective Brenner has become an ambulance driver and finds himself, much to his dismay, caught up in a war between two rival first aid organizations.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: murder, rescue, investigation, crimes, conflict, ex law enforcer, mystery, rivalry, law enforcement, murder investigation, murder witness, childhood sweetheart ...
Time: 90s
Place: austria, vienna, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Winter Kills (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 19 years after President Timothy Keegan was assassinated, his brother Nick discovers a dying man claiming to have been the gunman. While trying to avoid his wealthy and domineering father's attempts to control his actions, Nick follows the ...
Style: political, realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, assassination of president, assassination, winter, sex scene, female nudity, assassin, political conspiracy, investigation, hitman, satire, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1958, 60s ...
Place: philadelphia, havana cuba, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
36 China Town (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Sonia [Isha Koppikar] is the owner of a casino in Goa. A successful entrepreneur, the only love in her life is her son. When the toddler suddenly goes missing, the lady is distraught and distressed. She offers a huge reward [Rs. 25 lacs] to anyone ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder, murder suspect, mystery, couple relations, on the run, dishonesty, fighting crime, casino, missing child, gambling, gambling addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: goa india, india
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56%
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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: talky, cynical, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: infidelity, investigation, amateur detective, suburbs, murder, couples, family problems, journalism, media, mystery, unsupportive spouse, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Private Affair (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Divorced private detective Francois Maneri is assigned by his agency to investigate the disappearance of Rachel, a young student who has been missing for six months. After interviewing Rachel's family, friends and classmates, Francois is ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, neo noir, suspense ...
Plot: missing person, dishonesty, mystery, crimes, obsession, murder, investigation, private detective, private investigator, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Third Man Out (2005)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Chad Allen stars as gay detective Donald Strachey in this gritty series of crime stories based on the popular novels by author Richard Stevenson. "The Donald Strachey Mysteries" follow Strachey through upstate New York as he works on ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: gay couple, gay, gay sex, murder, lgbt, private detective, uncover truth, mysterious character, who done it, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york state, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Mirage (1965)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: New York City. David Stillwell struggles to recover his memory before the people who are trying to kill him succeed. Who is he, who are they, and why is he surrounded by murder?
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: amnesia, manhunt, chase, investigation, police detective, private detective, murder, crimes, dishonesty, mind game, uncover truth, russian roulette ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, new york, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, suspenseful, witty, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: private investigator, murder, hollywood, showbiz, store, filmmaking, private detective, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, investigation, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police officer, charlie chan, murder, who done it, uninhibited rivalry, law enforcement, private detective, crimes, investigation, rivalry, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
I Murder Seriously (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A cop sets out to find a man who has been delivering too much of a good thing in this offbeat comedy. Police detective Martinez (Jesus Ochoa) has been handed a most unusual case -- a number of local prostitutes have been murdered, and it's up ...
Style: erotic, sexy, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, murder, police detective, murder of a prostitute, investigation, dangerous attraction, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, who done it, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Kiss of Evil (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young college student is found stabbed to death,and private detective Vares life takes an interesting turn when the girls family asks him to investigate the case.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, private investigator, murder, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, university, murder investigation, mysticism, mercenary, bait, junkie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Fourth Story (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Valerie's husband Darryl leaves for work as usual, but never returns. She hires private eye Shepard to find him. Soon he discovers that David had a second identity and obviously doesn't want to be found. But since Shepard is strongly ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: investigation, private detective, missing person, police detective, couples, hidden identity, mystery, love and romance, law enforcement, romance, femme fatale, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Carambole (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: This film is based upon the book with the same name, by HÃ¥kan Nesser, one of Swedens most appreciated "crime-authors".
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, hit and run, life turned upside down, mystery, uncover truth, law enforcement, investigation, crimes, private detective, blackmail, doctor, nypd ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Where's Marlowe? (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After making a 3-hour fiasco about New York City's water supply, a two-man film crew decides to take it up a notch by documenting life in the private investigator offices of "Boone and Murphy". Cheating husbands and missing dogs fail ...
Style: humorous, satirical, entertaining, noir, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, murder, existentialism, investigation, mystery, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, satire, chase, filmmaker, manipulation, private investigator ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, new york, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Foul Play (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A shy San Francisco librarian and a bumbling cop fall in love as they solve a crime involving albinos, dwarves, and the Catholic Church.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: conspiracy, murder, investigation, crimes, police investigation, assassination plot, spy, woman in danger, fall in love, amateur detective, love and romance, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Twilight (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A retired ex-cop and private detective gets mixed up in murder when he is asked to deliver blackmail money and walks into a 20 year old case involving the mysterious disappearance of an actress' former husband.
Style: clever, neo noir, suspense, talky, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, crimes, murder, mystery, terminal illness, female nudity, nude swimming, missing person, betrayal, corruption, police investigation, murder mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
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50%
Mortal Thoughts (1991)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A loathsome man ends up dead, but it's not clear who's to blame. If ever a person got what he deserved, it's James Urbanksi, an abusive drunk who steals from his wife, Joyce, and promises her close friend Cynthia Kellogg that ...
Style: psychological, clever, tense, talky, suspenseful ...
Plot: betrayal, crime gone awry, murder, police investigation, mystery, crimes, investigation, character study, obsession, redemption, unlikely criminals, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
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50%
Illustrious Corpses (1976)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A detective (inspector Rogas) is assigned to investigate the mysterious murders of some Supreme Court judges. During the investigation he discovers a complot that involves the Italian Communist Party. (IMDb)
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: italian politics, conspiracy, politics, police, serial killer, italian mafia, murder, political conspiracy, political corruption, police investigation, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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2 Minutes Later (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: When lesbian detective Abigail Marks teams up with gay guy Michael Dalmar to solve the disappearance of his twin, Kyle Dalmar, a famed portrait photographer, their investigation leads them into the Kyle's risque world. With Michael posing as ...
Style: serious, realistic, mind bending, witty, suspenseful ...
Plot: gay, missing person, lesbian, sex, private detective, investigation, criminal, mystery, crimes, dishonesty, gays and lesbians, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The President's Mistress (1978)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When Ben investigates the mysterious death of his sister, he is unaware that he is opening up a web of political intrigue. Ed Murphy, the White House Chief of Staff, becomes embroiled in a struggle to save the President from a humiliating scandal.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: murder, espionage, undercover, special agents, crimes, heroes, state affairs, dishonesty, adventure, government agency, politics, mystery ...
Time: 70s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Confidentially Yours (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Claude Massoulier is murdered while hunting at the same place as Julien Vercel (Jean-Louis Trintignant), an estate agent who knew him and whose fingerprints are found on Massoulier's car. As the police discover that Marie-Christine Vercel ...
Style: neo noir, art house, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, lawyer, office, jealousy, police interrogation, accused of murder, women, false accusation, murder, clerk, love and romance, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Shadow of Doubt (1998)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An attorney (Melanie Griffith) uncovers a political conspiracy in the brutal killing of a wealthy young woman.
Style: mind bending, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: lawyer, nypd, courtroom, murder, politics, legal, campaign, rapist, power relations, hip hop, woman in danger, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Killjoy (1981)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Story of a young woman's murder and the people who become involved with it.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: murder, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, investigation, hospital, psychopath, multiple suspects, cheating, police detective, homicide detective, whodunit ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: parody, not serious, realistic, witty, neo noir ...
Plot: private investigator, investigation, murder, small town, disorder, social relations, mystery, law enforcement, goofy hero, private detective, crimes, small town life ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Murder in the Central Committee (1982)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The plot follows a private detective, an ex communist and former CIA agent, who travels from Barcelona to Madrid to discover the identity of the assassin of the leader of the Spanish Communist party who was stabbed during a blackout while presiding ...
Style: suspense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, biting
Plot: murder, investigation, private detective, private investigator, kgb, communist party, cia, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, mystery, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%