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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
Plot: private detective, investigation, politics, murder, mystery, crimes, friendship, missing person, law enforcement, state affairs, investigator, fbi agent, father son relationship, private investigator, attempted murder, election campaign, divorced man, political activist, ambush, old love, stakeout, volkswagen beetle, conspiracy, campaign, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, beverly hills

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Most similar movies to The Big Fix

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about crimes, investigation, deadly, murder, 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), Lonely Street (2008), The Long Goodbye (1973), Mirage (1965). 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: 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
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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: suspenseful, clever, thought provoking, satirical, stylized ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, politics, campaign, political corruption, murder mystery, political intrigue, dishonesty, society, love affair, immigrants, election ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado
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86%
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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 ⇓
74%
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 ⇓
73%
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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: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: chase, police detective, manhunt, murder, private detective, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, mind game, deadly, uncover truth, skyscraper ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 ⇓
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, investigation, crimes, rescue, ex law enforcer, deadly, rivalry, law enforcement, mystery, childhood sweetheart, conflict, murder investigation ...
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political conspiracy, conspiracy, hitman, investigation, assassination, satire, assassination of president, murder, survival, vengeance, parents and children, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1960 ...
Place: new york, philadelphia, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, couple relations, deadly, dishonesty, on the run, fighting crime, bollywood, murder suspect, hotel, casino ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexual ...
Plot: gay couple, murder, private detective, investigation, uncover truth, mysterious character, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch, amateur detective, dishonesty, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york state, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, neo noir, investigation, dishonesty, obsession, deadly, crimes, mystery, murder, search, private detective, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Night Moves (1975)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Private detective and former football player Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as a former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return ...
Style: tense, psychological, cynical, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, neo noir, investigation, infidelity, murder, missing person, femme fatale, espionage, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, florida, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: suspenseful, witty, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, amateur detective, investigation, suburbs, murder, unsupportive spouse, mystery, journalism, law enforcement, media, protagonist as suspect, couples ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, witty, suspenseful, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, farce, store, showbiz, hollywood, investigation, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, mystery ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
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: 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 ⇓
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: stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: private detective, investigation, missing person, couples, manipulation, femme fatale, manipulations, law enforcement, amateur detective, love and romance, mystery, police detective ...
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: hit and run, murder, mystery, life turned upside down, deadly, crimes, investigation, law enforcement, private detective, uncover truth, blackmail, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, murder, dangerous attraction, investigation, law enforcement, danger, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, couples, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, suspenseful, tense, stylized ...
Plot: murder, crime gone awry, investigation, betrayal, mystery, crime, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, crumbling marriage, unlikely criminals, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, semi serious, satirical, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: student film, teens
Plot: private detective, murder, noir, investigation, mystery, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, satire, film within a film, filmmaker, existentialism, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, murder, deadly, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, private investigator, murder investigation, university, drinking alcohol, drinking, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 ⇓
49%
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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, serious, realistic, suspense, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, murder, missing person, terminal illness, femme fatale, mystery, uncover truth, who done it, crime, crimes, dishonesty, amateur detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, realistic, semi serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: conspiracy, murder, hitchhiker, woman in danger, investigation, crimes, danger, fall in love, amateur detective, love and romance, law enforcement, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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 ⇓
48%
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Silent Fall (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An autistic boy witnesses his parents' double murder. Richard Dreyfuss as a controversial therapist, seeks to probe the child's mind in order to solve the case.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, autism, mystery, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, dealing with death, law enforcement, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: suspenseful, witty, mind bending, serious, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, missing person, mystery, law enforcement, undercover, crimes, dishonesty, gays and lesbians, deadly, criminal, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, philadelphia
⇓ 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: suspenseful, psychological, clever, realistic, serious
Plot: false accusation, murder, crimes, love and romance, crime, dishonesty, gangsters, deadly, couples, dealer, social relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, bleak, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: murder, conspiracy, life is a bitch, deadly, police investigation, crimes, dishonesty, state affairs, crime, politics, law enforcement, mystery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Klute (1971)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This acclaimed thriller stars Jane Fonda as Bree Daniel, a New York City call girl who becomes enmeshed in an investigation into the disappearance of a business executive. Detective John Klute is hired to follow Daniel, and eventually begins a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, atmospheric, cynical ...
Plot: prostitute, missing person, pimp, obsession, investigation, private detective, murder, psychopath, stalking, mystery, perversity, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%