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An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1982)
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An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After the suicide of her friend and employer, who has been teaching her to be a detective, Cordelia Gray (Pippa Guard) takes over his business and begins an investigation of the apparent suicide of the son of a businessman. When the suicide turns out to be murder, what she discovers disrupts the entire family and puts Cordelia's life in danger. This off-beat British film is a moody, entertaining thriller, much in the tradition of film noir, but with an unusual and determined female detective. Nicely directed by Christopher Petit, and based on the wonderful novel of the same name by the acclaimed British mystery writer P. J. James, this film gives a fresh approach to the detective-film genre and introduces an intelligent and resourceful woman to a profession usually dominated by men.
Plot: investigation, death, suicide, gun, accident, private detective, female detective, female protagonist, cross dressing, murder, death of son, country house, blood, accidental death, hanging, suspect, twenty something, tape recording

Most similar movies to An Unsuitable Job for a Woman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and mind bending films with plots about murder, investigation, crime, crimes, mystery, deadly and private detective mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like An Unsuitable Job for a Woman: Evil Under the Sun (1982), Gumshoe (1971), Death on the Nile (1978), Unnatural Causes (1993), Lady Against the Odds (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: On Vacation, Miss Marple discovers that death of a British Officer is actully a murder and must solve the the case before the murderer strikes again
Style: clever, suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: miss marple, murder, investigation, private detective, murder mystery, amateur detective, hotel, resort, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, riddles and clues ...
Time: 80s
Place: caribbean, bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Evil Under the Sun (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Trying to find how a millionaire wound up with a phony diamond brings Hercule Poirot to an exclusive island resort frequented by the rich and famous. When a murder is committed, everyone has an alibi.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, clever, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, murder mystery, murder, investigation, island, crime, mystery, crimes, intrigue, multiple suspects, amateur detective, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: greece, england, south of france, albania, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Nemesis (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Miss Marple receives a most interesting request from Mr. Jason Rafiel, with whom she'd struck an acquaintance some years before. He would like her to solve a crime but, does not tell her what it might be, who might have been involved or where ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, private detective, riddles and clues, police investigation, crime, murder, tour guide, rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, uninhibited rivalry ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 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: humorous, clever, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: private detective, amateur detective, murder, bookstore, mystery, crimes, partners against crime, who done it, cons and scams, career change, power relations, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: liverpool, europe, england, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Death on the Nile (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: As Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?
Style: clever, twists and turns, captivating, enigmatic, talky ...
Plot: whodunit, murder mystery, multiple suspects, murder, cruise, private detective, investigation, mystery, deadly, heir heiress, love triangle, sphinx ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937
Place: egypt, washington d.c., england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Unnatural Causes (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Roy Marsden returns as author P.D. James's indefatigable gumshoe, Inspector Adam Dalgliesh. This time, he's investigating the murder of a famous mystery writer whose body is found in the bottom of a dinghy on the Suffolk coast. To add a ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: murder, crimes, danger, amateur detective, law enforcement, reluctant partners, obsessive quest, legal investigation, manipulations, police investigation, stalking, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Lady Against the Odds (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A private detective becomes involved in a new cast when her partner's guardian is murdered.
Style: suspenseful, rough, mind bending, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, mystery, private detective, crime, custody, deadly, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, private investigator, guardian, female detective ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, stylized, talky, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder mystery, private detective, multiple suspects, whodunit, train, murder, train ride, stabbing, crime, crimes, who done it ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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The Midnight Man (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An ex-convict, and ex-cop, finds himself in the midst of drama as a murder, of a female student, is commited at the university where he works as a night watchman. He is reluctantly drawn into the criminal investigation and eventually becomes a ...
Plot: murder, ex convict, police officer, investigation, lesbian, murder mystery, campus, three brothers, ex cop, barn, redneck, tractor
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
A Mind to Murder (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgliesh has been on leave following the death on duty of a member of his team, DS Sarah Hillier. His superiors order him back to work to investigate the murder of the Director of the Steen Clinic, which specializes in ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: superior officer, crime, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, police investigation, mental institution, investigation, stabbing, murder
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Return of Charlie Chan (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Charlie Chan comes out of retirement to investigate a murder case aboard the yacht of a wealthy Greek shipping tycoon.
Style: psychotronic, suspense
Plot: murder, private detective, yacht, son, luxury, boat, clue, ship, investigation, sleuth, mogul, retirement ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The corpse of a shabbily dressed young woman has been discovered in the mud flats of the Thames at low tide. Police assume she's a prostitute, but Dr. Watson suspects something more and goes to his old friend Holmes, now retired and at very ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending
Plot: sherlock holmes, private detective, murder, investigation, mastermind, strangulation, serial killer, life is a bitch, law enforcement, mystery, crimes, drug abuse ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: 4:50 from Paddington (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Miss Marple's visiting friend sees a woman being strangled on a passing train, they immediately report it to the police. Inspector Slack sees Miss Marple as a bit of a busy body and drops the investigation after only a few days. Miss ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, mind bending, serious, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, train, murder, private detective, riddles and clues, crime, who done it, mystery, partners against crime, deadly, miss marple, murder investigation ...
Time: 50s, year 1957, 1950s
Place: europe, england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Such a Lovely Town... (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Stephane (Victor Lanoux) is the mayor of a small village. He is also the manager of the tannery which provides the inhabitants with work. In a fit of anger, he kills his wife (Edith Scob). A judge (Jean Carmet) tries to prove his culpability, but ...
Plot: egotism, provincial life, pregnancy, blackmail, adultery, corpse, politics, mistress, husband murders wife, husband wife relationship, cover up, death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Out of Blue (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Detective Mike Hoolihan is called to investigate the shooting of leading astrophysicist and black hole expert, Jennifer Rockwell, she is affected in ways she struggles to comprehend.
Style: enigmatic, tense, suspenseful, captivating, psychological
Plot: murder investigation, murder, astronomy, hallucination, mother daughter relationship, fainting, singing, black hole, female detective, danger, brother sister relationship, listening to music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.9
 241
The Sovereign (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: For two months a serial killer has been terrorizing the city of St. Petersburg. Every Wednesday a girl between 9 and 12 years old is the victim. The brutality of the maniac plunges city residents into horror. Parents are afraid of leaving their ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: investigation, obsession, murder, serial killer, death, whodunit, maniac, child murder, suburbs
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Murder She Said (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Miss Marple believes she’s seen a murder in a passing by train yet when the police find no evidence she decides to investigate it on her own. Her inquisitions lead her to a mountain top. The first of four films starring Margaret Rutherford as Miss ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, clever, cult film
Plot: amateur detective, private detective, murder, investigation, police investigation, strangulation, uncover truth, dishonesty, crimes, crime, train, woman in danger ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.5
 89
Ungodly Acts (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Story: Inspired by actual events. When Melissa Cooper's body is found hanging from a swing set, the 27-year-old's death is initially ruled a suicide. But two weeks later a young man, Adam, comes forward claiming he murdered Melissa on the orders ...
Style: suspense, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: religious cult, murder, cult leader, commune, church, interrogation, suicide, student, investigation, double life, manipulation, marriage ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Where Is the Third King? (1967)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Poland
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A classic criminal story set between Poland and South America.
Plot: investigation, night, police, gun, stolen painting, card playing, murderer, taking a photograph, bedroom, multiple suspects, screaming, crossbow ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.0
 347
Slayground (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Stone (Peter Coyote) hits an armored truck without his usual driver. The ensuing getaway leads to the death of an innocent. The payback is swift and brutal. The wronged father hires a twisted, sociopathic assassin to avenge his loss. One by one the ...
Plot: robbery, revenge, car accident, manslaughter, machine gun, murder, cat, death of child, thief, hitman, assassination, dead child
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Long Good Friday (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the late 1970s, Cockney crime boss Harold Shand, a gangster trying to become a legitimate property mogul, has big plans to get the American Mafia to bankroll his transformation of a derelict area of London into the possible venue for a future ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, cynical, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, ira, danger, car bomb, crimes, crime, crime boss, rivalry, criminal's revenge, violence, power, irish ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, tower bridge london, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Sleeping Murder (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a young bride moves into a country manor, long repressed childhood memories of witnessing a murder come to the surface.
Style: mind bending, realistic, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: amateur detective, murder, estate, investigation, riddles and clues, haunted by the past, a vision, crime, deadly, crimes, witnessing a crime, mystery ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A town busybody is poisoned at a busy reception in the home of famous film star Marina Gregg. The poisoned drink seemed intended for Marina, but Miss Marple is not so sure. She sets out to discover the true identity of the killer before he or she ...
Style: mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, mystery, miss marple, murder mystery, artists and showbiz, investigation, deadly, amateur detective, beach, poisoning, who done it, destiny ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Jack Reed: Death and Vengeance (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jack Reed is investigating a mass murder that occurred in a cemetery in broad daylight. Most individuals at the cemetery and the victims are Russian immigrants and they either fear or don't trust the police, because they have complaining about ...
Style: suspense
Plot: investigation, attorney, politician, political candidate, murder, murder investigation, mass murder, death, russian immigrant
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Motherless Brooklyn (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Lionel Essrog, a private detective living with Tourette syndrome, ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and best friend — a mystery that carries him from the gin-soaked jazz clubs of Harlem to the slums of Brooklyn to the gilded halls of New ...
Style: enigmatic, suspense, captivating, melancholic
Plot: private detective, murder investigation, brooklyn new york city, conspiracy, murder, tourette's syndrome, corruption, abuse of power, organized crime, social injustice, politics, investigation ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, usa, united states, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 85K
Enola Holmes (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: While searching for her missing mother, intrepid teen Enola Holmes uses her sleuthing skills to outsmart big brother Sherlock and help a runaway lord.
Style: exciting, mysterious, feminist film, romantic, funny
Plot: female detective, private detective, female protagonist, child prodigy, brother sister relationship, teenage girl, feminism, runaway, breaking the fourth wall, amateur detective, private investigation, search for mother ...
Time: victorian era, victorian england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.4
 22K
Marcella (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Marcella is shocked to the core of her being when her husband Jason leaves her unexpectedly, confessing he no longer loves her. Heartbroken, Marcella returns to the Met’s Murder Squad. Ten years ago Marcella gave up her fast-tracked police career ...
Style: enigmatic, captivating, tense, suspense, psychological
Plot: female detective, female protagonist, murder, serial killer, murder investigation, police, ex husband ex wife relationship, british police, police investigation, husband wife conflict, neo noir, homicide detective ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Before and After (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two parents deal with the effects when their son is accused of murdering his girlfriend.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, melancholic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, small town, investigation, teenage life, parents and children, family problems, mystery, accidental death, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder investigation, family relations, car trouble ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Judge and Jake Wyler (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A retired lady judge runs a private detective agency, helped by an ex-con and various parolees.
Plot: murder, detective agency, probation, private detective, ex convict
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Murder on the Orient Express (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Agatha Christie's classic whodunit speeds into the twenty-first century. World-famous sleuth Hercule Poirot has just finished a case in Istanbul and is returning home to London onboard the luxurious Orient Express. But, the train comes to a ...
Style: clever, tense, suspenseful, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: murder, train, private detective, revenge, conspiracy, riddles and clues, investigation, mystery, mysterious character, on the road, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century
Place: istanbul turkey, belgrade
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%