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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: tape recording, country house, female detective, hanging, death of son, accidental death, investigation, accident, suicide, suspect, gun, cross dressing, murder, female protagonist, death, blood

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and clever films with plots about murder, investigation, crimes, deadly, crime, mystery and death mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like An Unsuitable Job for a Woman: Gumshoe (1971), Death on the Nile (1978), The Long Good Friday (1980), Unnatural Causes (1993), Jigsaw (1962). 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: suspenseful, serious, talky, realistic, clever ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, murder, hotel, resort, miss marple, amateur detective, mystery, who done it, crime, vacation, murder mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: caribbean, bahamas
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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: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Plot: murder, amateur detective, mystery, femme fatale, parody, partners against crime, crime, private detective, investigation, cons and scams, who done it, police investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe, northern england, liverpool
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The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder at Road Hill House (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1860 Scotland Yard's 'Prince of Sleuths' Jack Whicher is sent to rural Wiltshire to investigate the murder of three-year-old Saville Kent,snatched from his bed at night and killed.
Style: twists and turns, tense, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: country house, murder, private detective, investigation, who done it, crimes, deadly, child killer, multiple suspects, english, dead child, death of child ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1860s
Place: england, scotland yard, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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, atmospheric, serious, mind bending, talky ...
Plot: murder, cruise, private detective, mystery, murder mystery, crime, investigation, ship, lake or river, who done it, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 1930s
Place: egypt, england, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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: bleak, stylized, clever, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ira, crime, gangsters, danger, gang war, irish, criminal's revenge, bombing, neo-noir, criminal heroes, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, private detective, ocean or sea, protagonist as suspect, mystery, army investigation, crime, legal investigation, manipulations, police investigation, riddles and clues, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Jigsaw (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A woman is found murdered in a house along the coast from Brighton. Local detectives Fellows and Wilks lead an investigation methodically following up leads and clues mostly in Brighton and Hove but also further afield.
Plot: police, murder, dismembered body, ladies man, boarding house, salesman, traveling salesman, seaside, police procedural, police investigation, investigation, corpse ...
Place: brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, mind bending, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, tour guide, private detective, crime, riddles and clues, police investigation, crimes, uncover truth, uninhibited rivalry, missing person, law enforcement ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
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: suspenseful, stylized, thought provoking, talky, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, train, private detective, murder, train ride, whodunit, murder mystery, crime, stabbing, who done it, multiple suspects, riddles and clues ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: istanbul turkey, london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: crime, police investigation, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, superior officer, investigation, stabbing, murder, mental institution
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Walker (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An escort who caters to Washington D.C.'s society ladies becomes involved in a murder case.
Style: clever, twists and turns, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, bartender, gay, investigation, politics, lobbyist, crimes, senator, senate, cover-up, dishonesty, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, virginia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: murder, mystery, miss marple, actor's life, beach, who done it, crime, murder mystery, crimes, deadly, amateur detective, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
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64%
Set Me Free: Vol. I (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A troubled young woman runs away from home, unaware from the outside world that she has been missing and presumed dead for 20 years.
Plot: suicide, incest, missing, journalist, girl, news report, kidnapping, record player, blood, dog
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 ...
Plot: investigation, murder investigation, attorney, murder, politician, death, mass murder, political candidate
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Ruby in the Smoke (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Victorian England, Sally Lockhart receives an anonymous note sending her on a mysterious quest. Her father has recently died and feeling suffocated living with her elderly aunt moves in with newfound friends, a photographer and his sister. She is ...
Plot: father, death, amateur sleuth, death of father, understanding, haunted by the past, orphan, mysterious death, murder investigation, death of parent
Time: victorian england, victorian era, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: politics, death, teacher, father son relationship, economics, husband wife relationship, infidelity, corpse, judge, murder, lie, extramarital affair ...
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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 ...
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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Malta, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Genius Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of an American tycoon aboard the Orient Express train.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, non-linear, artsy, road movie
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The Third Murder (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Duration: 124 min.
Story: Shigemori is a lawyer tasked with defending Misumi in a murder trial. Misumi has previous convictions for murder and has confessed to the crime, but evidence in the case leads to Shigemori having doubts about what really happened.
Plot: murder, mini skirt, school uniform, japanese schoolgirl, lawyer client relationship, schoolgirl, schoolgirl uniform, ex convict, sailor uniform, short skirt, japanese girl, lawyer ...
Place: japan
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52%
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The Commander (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Duration: 145 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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51%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 110 min.
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Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery
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Duration: 107 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, suspense
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 14th Century England, this tale of murder and mystery follows a fugitive priest who falls in with a troupe of actors. As they Arrive in a small town, the actors encounter a woman bing sentenced to death for practicing witchcraft and murder. ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, bleak, psychological ...
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Sadegh the Kurd (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Iran
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sadegh and his wife manage a tea house in the way between Ahvaz and Andimeshk south of Iran. One night in his absence a friend of him who is a truck driver comes to his place and the wife is getting killed. The police are after the murderer but ...
Style: necrophiliac
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Australia, USA
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Story: When a young bride moves into a country manor, long repressed childhood memories of witnessing a murder come to the surface.
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic, mind bending ...
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Prime Suspect: The Lost Child (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Supt. Tennison orchestrates a search for an abducted baby, but events take a turn for the worst when personal emotions cause complications.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak
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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.
Plot: private detective, murder, yacht, investigator, amateur detective, luxury, ship, investigation, son, boat, victim, clue ...
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And Then You Die (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A drug deal must deal with the mafia, Hells Angels, and police who want to arrest him. -- WorldCat
Plot: murder, death, loyalty, hitman, cocaine, raid, drug dealer, blackmail, video tape, gang, criminal underworld, husband wife relationship ...
Place: montreal quebec canada
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40%
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, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: small town, teen angst, murder, courtroom drama, family drama, self discovery, parents and children, mystery, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, mind bending
Plot: murder, crime, crimes, deadly, mystery, private detective, investigation, custody, law enforcement, industrialist, guardian, female detective ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%