Movies like Smile Jenny, You're Dead

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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: private investigator, killer, women's prison, investigation, stalker, psychopath, suicide, photographer, morgue, divorce, private detective, murder, ex cop, supermodel, cop killer, surveillance, sergeant, colonel, police lieutenant, construction site, police sergeant, lieutenant, lapd, photo studio, photo shoot ...
Place: san diego california

Most similar movies to Smile Jenny, You're Dead

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about murder, investigation, crime, crimes, deadly, private detective and police mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Smile Jenny, You're Dead: Assignment to Kill (1968), Third Degree Burn (1989), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), The Outsider (1967), Hollywood Confidential (1997). 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, serious, rough, realistic, exciting
Plot: murder, private investigator, dishonesty, deadly, undercover, missing person, betrayal, crimes, cons and scams, crime, mystery, private detective ...
Time: 60s
Place: switzerland, europe, swiss alps, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, femme fatale, car trouble, ex cop, frame up, escape, murder, false accusation, adultery
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: suspenseful, tense, scary, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, investigation, fbi, murder, crime, cannibalism, killings, deadly, psychology, profiler ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: virginia, maryland, usa, west virginia, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.5
 51
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: sergeant, dead woman on bed, stockings, strangulation, lsd, private detective, drug use, underwear, murder, police, jazz, hard boiled ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Hollywood Confidential (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former LA cop runs a top-flight private detective agency that caters to spoiled Hollywood types.
Style: tv series pilot
Plot: private investigator, ex cop
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.8
 71
Private Eye (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Private Eye is an American crime drama that aired from September 13, 1987 until January 8, 1988.
Plot: private investigator, ex-cop, fired, murder, partner, investigation, frame up, police corruption, police lieutenant, informant, dead brother, fired from the job
Time: 1950s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: private detective, murder, hollywood, reluctant partners, crime, protagonist as suspect, on the run, chase, police detective, chases and races, uncover truth, investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.3
 626K
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, suspenseful, rough, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, lone wolves, social decay, character study, violence spree, depression, alienation, crimes, taxi, loner, nightlife, taxi driver ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, mind bending
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, crime, crimes, private detective, deadly, law enforcement, custody, private investigator, industrialist, guardian ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: child murder, investigation, military, mother daughter relationship, sergeant, u.s. air force, u.s. army, captain, murder, trial, multiple murder, testimony
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 753
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: private detective, murder, neo noir, frame up, investigation, deadly, dishonesty, who done it, mystery, crime, crimes, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: california, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: mind bending, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: courtroom, murder, courtroom drama, investigation, false accusation, legal, private detective, amateur detective, deadly, law enforcement, dedicated lawyer, crime ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Swinging Barmaids (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A cop goes after a psycho who is killing cocktail waitresses.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: waitress, psycho, killer, cocktail, slasher, investigation, serial murder, serial killer, bar, breasts, female nudity, murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 28K
The Accused (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a young woman suffers a brutal rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack.
Style: disturbing, realistic, tense, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom drama, rape, sexual abuse, lawyer, district attorney, injustice, testimony, bar, jury, legal investigation, society, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Clean, Shaven (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Peter Winter is a young schizophrenic who is desperately trying to get his daughter back from her adoptive family. He attempts to function in a world that, for him, is filled with strange voices, electrical noise, disconcerting images, and jarringly ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: investigation, murder, adoption, obsession, mental illness, paranoia, schizophrenia, sex, psychopath, serial killer, family relations, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: rough, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, murder, confined, special agents, crime, investigation, righting the wronged, rivalry, private detective, law enforcement, deadly, small town life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: rough, mind bending, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, uncover truth, legal investigation, amateur detective, investigation, legal, false accusation, private detective, courtroom drama, confined, crime ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 72
Cry Rape (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A man who is arrested for rape swears it wasn't him but somebody who looks just like him, but the victim insists it was him.
Plot: mistaken identity, brother sister relationship, humiliation, foot chase, police interrogation, victim, rapist, medical examination, lawyer, court, courtroom, confrontation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 7.0
 65
Strach (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A car deliberately runs down a young man on a road by a small border town. The locals recognize the dead man as one of the students who were there on volunteer work some time before. The police detectives, Major Kalas (Rudolf Hrusínský) and ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, polaroid, investigation, pub, father son relationship, crying, spy, student, teacher, photographer, identification, being followed ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 37
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: police detective, hitman, murder, cable car, drug dealer, black cop
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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.
Plot: private detective, murder, yacht, son, luxury, investigator, amateur detective, boat, investigation, ship, retirement, clue ...
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 2K
Tony Rome (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tony Rome, a tough Miami PI living on a houseboat, is hired by a local millionaire to find jewelry stolen from his daughter, and in the process has several encounters with local hoods as well as the Miami Beach PD.
Style: witty, serious, suspenseful, clever, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, sex, prostitute, beach, deadly, crimes, who done it, mystery, riddles and clues, power relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, tense, talky, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, religions or cults, woman in danger, police investigation, media, journalism, life is a bitch, who done it, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An actor rigs a fake shooting on TV with the connivance of his friend, the show's host, but the practical joke goes wrong when the gun turns out to contain a live round.
Style: realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, deadly, dishonesty, amateur detective, actor's life, courtroom drama, society, tv show, investigation, legal, media, private detective ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 235K
Panic Room (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham, Raoul ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, confinement indoors, crime gone awry, confined, locked in a room, robbery, cat and mouse, danger, thief, millionaire, bunker, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 129
Nowhere to Run (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harry's married to Marian and things are not going all that well, so he wants out but somehow feels that a divorce is not the answer. After developing a winning blackjack system, he hatches a plan that takes years of preparation: to fake his ...
Plot: private detective, suicide, secret, husband wife relationship
Place: san francisco, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jordan White, a publisher friend of Perry, is called to a hotel where a guest, famous horror writer David Hall, has cleared out the hotel for a weekend and has called his "friends" - an actress, a fortune-teller, David's private ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: courtroom, investigation, courtroom drama, private detective, murder, hotel, legal, false accusation, ghost, power relations, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: murder, drowning, grief, true crime, lie, mother daughter relationship, birthday party, shoplifting, envy, baby, false confession, girl fight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 3K
Five Corners (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A psychotic young man returns to his old neighborhood after release from prison. He seeks out the woman he previously tried to rape and the man who protected her, with twisted ideas of love for her and hate for him.
Style: disturbing, clever, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: violence, elevator, friendship, stalking, psychopath, prison, theft, city, danger, rapist, youth, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, mississippi, bronx new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.7
 343
Dragnet (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sgt. Joe Friday is called back from vacation to work with his partner, Off. Bill Gannon, on a missing persons case. Two amateur female models and a young war widow have vanished, having been last seen with one J. Johnson. In the course of tracking ...
Plot: voyeurism, murder, photographer, sergeant, trailer park, lapd, police, death, rejection, lunchbox, serial killer, bound and gagged ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%