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Smile Jenny, You're Dead (1974)
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Smile Jenny, You're Dead (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harry Orwell has been retired from the force ever since he caught a bullet that lodged inoperably in his back. But that doesn’t mean the man called Harry O is out of the action. Moonlighting as a private sleuth, fighting off daily back pain and typically traveling by public bus instead of his own car (“It gives a man a chance to think”), he’s on the trail of the lowlife who murdered his pal’s son-in-law. It won’t be the only time the killer strikes before Harry closes in. David Janssen (The Fugitive) portrays dogged detective Harry in the telefilm that was the second of two pilots preceding his memorable Harry O series. Among the highlights: young Jodie Foster as Liberty, the wise-beyond-her-years homeless waif Harry befriends.
Style: tv series pilot
Plot: stalker, psychopath, private investigator, murder, obsessed fan, modeling, killer, women's prison, investigation, suicide, lovers, photographer, morgue, divorce, deranged, private detective, lapd, ex cop, supermodel, cop killer, surveillance, lieutenant, sergeant, colonel, photo studio ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, san diego california

Most similar movies to Smile Jenny, You're Dead

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about murder, crimes, crime, deadly, investigation, law enforcement and private detective mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Smile Jenny, You're Dead: Assignment to Kill (1968), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), The Virgin of Juarez (2006), Third Degree Burn (1989), Lady Against the Odds (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Assignment to Kill (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A private eye is hired by an insurance company to investigate a shipping magnate suspected of deliberately sinking his own ships for the insurance money. He finds himself involved in a web of deception, double-crossing and murder.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, private investigator, ship, betrayal, private detective, dishonesty, investigation, deadly, law enforcement, crime, undercover, crimes ...
Time: 60s
Place: switzerland, europe, zurich switzerland, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, cannibalism, crime, investigation, maniac, murder, fbi, psychology, killings, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, memphis, baltimore ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Virgin of Juarez (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a reporter travels to Juarez to cover the ongoing story of the mass murder of local working women, she uncovers the amazing story of "The Virgin Of Juarez," a survivor of an attack who has developed stigmata, a sign of holiness, and ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, tense, talky ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, woman in danger, crimes, psychopath, who done it, law enforcement, journalism, deadly, life is a bitch, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, latin america, mexico, el paso texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Third Degree Burn (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A down-and-out private eye (Treat Williams) gets too close to the wife (Virginia Madsen) of a rich man (Richard Masur) soon found dead.
Plot: private investigator, frame up, false accusation, adultery, murder, escape, femme fatale, ex cop, car trouble, private detective
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: 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 ⇓
61%
 7.0
 136
Private Eye (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Private Eye is an American crime drama that aired from September 13, 1987 until January 8, 1988.
Plot: private investigator, ex-cop, investigation, murder, fired, dead brother, informant, police corruption, police lieutenant, partner, frame up, fired from the job ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Murder 1, Dancer 0 (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Private eye Joe Dancer finds himself framed for manslaughter while trying to uncover a Hollywood scandal that could ruin a studio and destroy a top star's career.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, murder, hollywood, dishonesty, crimes, on the run, crime, fighting crime, chase, law enforcement, manipulations, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.3
 710K
Taxi Driver (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: social decay, loner, lone wolves, obsession, character study, vigilante, depression, paranoia, antisocial behavior, alienation, taxi driver, taxi ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, united states, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Small-time police chief and struggling alcoholic Jesse Stone looks into the murder of a teen-age girl whose body is found floating in a local lake. The case brings the former LAPD cop up against the Boston mob and into the affluent world of a ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, child molester, investigation, split personality, mystery, law enforcement, deadly, life is a bitch, crimes, uncover truth, haunted by the past, domestic violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Partners in Crime (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gene Reardon (Hauer) is a twice-divorced police detective who lives with his daughter. When a well-heeled local man is kidnapped, the FBI is called in, which introduces Longsworth (played by Paulina Porizkova). Longsworth happens to have been ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, special agents, femme fatale, investigation, private detective, uncover truth, who done it, dishonesty, crime, law enforcement, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The true chilling story of the "two of a kind", killing cousins Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi, better known as the Hillside Stranglers, is told in this TV drama.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, police detective, legal, crime, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, obsession, investigation, rape ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.6
 55
The Outsider (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Not so uncommon themes of the 1960's are used as dark backdrop for a hard-nosed, private eye/ex-con with a bone to pick with the Los Angeles police Dept. Darren McGavin plays David Ross the hired investigator to play a game of follow the money. ...
Plot: drug use, dead woman on bed, strangulation, stockings, sergeant, lsd, private detective, nostalgia, underwear, ex convict, choked to death, hard boiled ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.8
 40
Crosscurrent (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two San Francisco detectives investigating a murder committed on one of the city's famous cable cars discover that the victim was the son of a shipping tycoon. The trail leads to a drug dealer, a shady physician and a nervous police captain
Plot: murder, hitman, cable car, police detective, drug dealer, black cop, business tycoon
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 ⇓
40%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Perry Mason ventures to Paris to defend a U.S. Marine Corps Captain accused of murdering a man suspected of being a Nazi SS Officer.
Style: clever, suspenseful, rough, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, confined, obsessive quest, private detective, legal, dishonesty, military, crimes, amateur detective, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Sketches of a Strangler (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An art student living with his sister is actually a maniac strangling dancers and prostitutes. One victim's sister starts looking for him...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, sexual, sexy, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, strangler, art student, slasher, crimes, psychopath, crime, deadly, investigation, obsession, mental illness ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Perry Mason defends the husband of a famous rock singer who was found being killed after having had a tremendous discussion with her husband and her manager.
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, serious
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, deadly, investigation, private detective, legal, couples, law enforcement, crime, dishonesty, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Kenneth Bianchi, one of the two serial rapists and killers who terrorized the Los Angeles area in the late 1970s, is giving police station interviews to psychiatrist Samantha Stone, who has disquieting lifestyle issues of her own. It falls to her to ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, murder, interrogation, mind game, police investigation, who done it, mystery, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, mental illness ...
Time: 70s, year 1978
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Friendships, Secrets and Lies (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Six former sorority sisters are suspected of murder when a baby's skeleton is found in the ruins of the sorority house.
Plot: murder, female bonding, friendship between women, sorority, female friendship, all female cast, women
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Anatomy of a Psycho (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The crazed brother of a condemned killer sent to the gas chamber swears vengeance on those he holds responsible for his brother's execution.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, rough, tense ...
Plot: murder, vigilantism, killer, arson, lawyer, graphic violence, crime, deadly, rivalry, crimes, psychopath, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
True Confessions (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A cop clashes with his priest brother while investigating the brutal murder of a young prostitute
Style: talky, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, neo noir, prostitute, catholic priest, priest, brother brother relationship, political corruption, crimes, crime, police corruption, redemption, neo-noir ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.9
 499
Spanish Judges (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A con-artist hires two low-lifes to cover him during a deal, ending with three criminals, two dueling pistols, and one night they'll never forget
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: psychopath, mind game, mystery, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, deadly, crime gone awry, rivalry, betrayal, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, mentally challenged ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Killer Among Friends (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film tells why a girl was killed by two of her best friends.
Plot: drowning, grief, murder, family relations, true crime, dead body in water, pregnancy, girl fight, teenager, photograph, murder by drowning, envy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Execution of Justice (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an assassin who killed a mayor in the 1970's in what was known as the "Twinkie Defense".
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, controversial, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, fighting the system, crimes, rebellion, gays and lesbians, society, legal investigation, assassination, army investigation, against the rules, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 811
Poodle Springs (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Private eye Philip Marlowe and his bride move to a desert town, where he uncovers a land scheme.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: neo noir, murder, private detective, frame up, uncover truth, who done it, mystery, investigation, crimes, crime, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: california, usa, los angeles, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Killer Inside Me (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sheriff struggles to hide his violent murderous acts.
Style: rough, suspenseful, gloomy, psychological, tense ...
Plot: neo noir, small town, psychopath, crimes, law enforcement, social relations, graphic violence, profanity, deadly, serial killer, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 391
Crazy Joe (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The rise and fall of a Mafia gangster, based on the life of murdered New York gangster "Crazy" Joey Gallo.
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, prison, criminal heroes, restaurant, godparent, psychopath, murder, crimes, gang, society, crime, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in Boston, leaving Rose and Suitcase to handle a crime spree in ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, deadly, murder investigation, small town, crime, mystery, police officer, scotch whiskey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Innocent Victims (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Army Sergeant Tim Hennis is wrongly convicted of killing the wife and children of an Air Force captain. Based on a true story.
Plot: military, trial, child murder, multiple murder, testimony, investigation, serial killer, mother daughter relationship, murder, u.s. army, u.s. air force, captain ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Three Blondes in His Life (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An insurance investigator goes to Los Angeles to investigate the disappearance of a colleague.
Style: realistic, serious, mind bending, suspenseful, futuristic
Plot: private detective, urban, city life, heist, terrorism, love affair, murder, apocalypse, betrayal, intrigue, crimes, crime ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, new york, denmark, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%