Movies like The Hollywood Detective

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The Hollywood Detective (1989)
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The Hollywood Detective (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An actor at the end of the line who used to play a PI on TV turns to real detective work when a fan of his begs him to help her.
Style: tv series pilot
Plot: actor, false accusations, suicidal, murder investigation, alcohol abuse, hollywood, private investigator, false accusation, washed up star

Most similar movies to The Hollywood Detective

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and tense films with plots about murder, false accusation, crimes, murder investigation, actor, death and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Hollywood Detective: Hollywood Confidential (1997), Third Degree Burn (1989), The Fanatic (2019), The Survivors Club (2004), In Broad Daylight (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, hollywood, ex cop
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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, frame up, false accusation, adultery, murder, escape, femme fatale, ex cop, car trouble, private detective
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 4.2
 7K
The Fanatic (2019)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A rabid film fan stalks his favorite action hero and destroys the star's life.
Style: suspense, bleak, surprise ending, suspenseful, talky
Plot: hollywood, home invasion, actor, mentally challenged, fanatic, movie actor, stalking, autograph, stalker, obsession, adult as child, friendship ...
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43%
The Survivors Club (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After being raped by a serial killer, Jillian Hayes, Carol Rosen and Meg Pesaturo found "The Survivors Club", and they use the press to force the police and justice to arrest the rapist. Eddie Como is arrested, based on DNA evidences, and ...
Plot: serial rapist, kitchen, interrogation, rape, rape victim, loss of sister, killer, murder investigation, pursuit, shot through a door, girl gang, guilt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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In Broad Daylight (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A blind actor discovers his wife is cheating on him with his best friend, and hatches a plot to murder them both.
Plot: blindness, cheating wife, infidelity, blind man, stage actor, assassination plot, framed for murder, blindness and impaired vision, fake identity, husband murders wife, shooting, bus ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
One Police Plaza (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A veteran New York City Police Lieutenant's investigation of a woman's murder uncovers corruption in high places.
Style: suspense
Plot: murder investigation, police corruption, law enforcement, weapons, writers, fighting the system, crooked cop, death, apartment, murder, police, warehouse ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
My Baby Is Missing (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jenna Davis, a single working mother, wakes up at home to discover she's delivered a stillborn baby girl. Is the child a victim of a cunning prenatal nurse who no one remembers seeing or is she the victim of her mother's own fractured ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: uncover truth, false accusation, life is a bitch, race against time, crimes, pregnancy, baby, protagonist as suspect, drugged, baby girl
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.4
 4K
Gemini (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A heinous crime tests the complex relationship between a tenacious personal assistant and her Hollywood starlet boss. As the assistant travels across Los Angeles to unravel the mystery, she must stay one step ahead of a determined policeman and ...
Style: twist ending
Plot: personal assistant, boss, police officer, starlet, hollywood, twin, murder mystery, twins, murder investigation, female protagonist
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Red Corner (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country.
Style: suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, frame up, legal, false accusation, legal action, fighting the system, political corruption, death penalty, justice, dishonesty, state affairs, male protagonist ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Girls in Prison (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Framed for the murder of a record company president in 1952 Hollywood, young, aspiring singer Aggie O'Hanlon is sentenced to life in prison and tries to adjust to her life life behind bars in a hellish womens prison where she is befriended by ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: prison, women in prison, women's prison, false accusation, frame up, anger, mccarthyism, wrongful conviction, prison riot, murder, lust, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.5
 3K
Catch Hell (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Former Hollywood star Reagan Pearce (Ryan Phillippe) is kidnapped by two men connected to his past while on location in Louisiana. When he wakes up bound and chained in a rundown shack, he soon discovers the real motives of his captors and finds ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, actor, danger, confined, crimes, isolation, survival, mind game, dishonesty, rivalry, artists and showbiz, actor's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
September 30, 1955 (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rebel. Icon. Legend. James Dean’s untimely death on September 30, 1955, shocked the world and helped define an entire generation. This gripping drama chronicles the reactions of an Arkansas college town to the tragedy and focuses on Jimmy J., a ...
Plot: actor, movie star, suburbs, fandom, autumn, death
Time: 1950s, 50s, year 1955
Place: arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
In the Heat of Passion (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A struggling actor lands the part of a rapist in a TV reenactment for a "Crimebusters" segment. He soon meets a beautiful rich woman whom he begins an affair with, even though she is married. Her husband soon finds out and is accidently ...
Style: cult film, erotic
Plot: actor, affair, erotic thriller, murder, masturbation, erotica, oral sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), seduction, psychiatrist
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
See the Man Run (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Kidnappers making a ransom demand dial a wrong number & reach a struggling actor instead. He decides to cut himself in for some of the money.
Plot: kidnapping, actor, disguise, ransom, greed, troubled marriage, police chase, scheme, actor's life, rescue, victim, scam
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32%
 4.8
 14K
Dark Crimes (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Poland, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Polish detective becomes suspicious of a controversial author when the incidents described in his unpublished novel resemble the inner workings of an unsolved murder.
Style: captivating, melancholic, enigmatic, bleak
Plot: murder investigation, writers, violence, police detective, locked in a cage, rivalry, book, death, sexual abuse, businessman, violent sex, man crying ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.7
 221
Tinseltown (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In Hollywood it's all about who you know, and the only person two friends know is a serial killer.
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, dark humor
Plot: hollywood, serial killer, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, crime, deadly, investigation, crimes, murder, down on your luck, showbiz, boxing ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 2K
The Accused (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Mexico
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dolores lived the life of a higher-class student until her best friend was found brutally murdered. Two years later, she’s the only indicted suspect for a crime that attracts a lot of media attention and has placed her in the center of the public ...
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, suspense
Plot: murder, murder trial, teenage girl, murder investigation, suspicion of murder, dark secret, friendship, violence, friendship between girls, false accusation, danger, crimes ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Vares: Tango of Darkness (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The tango king Harry Koivikko was found dead six years ago in a sleazebag motel, with a knife is his back. The biggest manhunt in the county faded away without results. Jussi Vares gets a phone call from a down-and-out journalist; the informant ...
Plot: prison escape, murder, flashback, reporter, police, prisoner, bar, singer, revenge, beer, private detective, car bomb ...
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Twist of Fate (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Troubled police detective Jack Lucas is falsely accused of a series of murders and must prove his innocence by catching the real serial killer.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, false accusation, murder, frame up, psychopath, car chase, investigation, race against time, mind game, protagonist as suspect, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.7
 298
Linda (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two couples, friends for a long time, decide to go away together. Things soon take a turn for the worse when Linda and Jeff spend far too much time together instead of with their respective spouses, Paul and Stella. - From IMDB
Style: gloomy, suspenseful, cynical, realistic, serious
Plot: conspiracy, murder, false accusation, neo noir, infidelity, crimes, crime, deadly, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Cheating Pact (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three high school students that are under pressure from their parents to get into good colleges convince a shy but very smart girl to take the College Entrance Test for them.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, suspenseful
Plot: false accusation, murder, legal investigation, frame up, crimes, witnessing a crime, teenage love, high school, college, dishonesty, danger, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Angel's Flight (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A series of murders involving a stripper (Indus Arthur) are investigated by a hard-drinking reporter (William Thourlby) in this late-entry film-noir.
Plot: stripper, noir, alcohol abuse, downtown, serial killer, slasher, psychopath, neo noir, rape
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Apuesta con la muerte (1989)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Story: A young man tries to get away from his disfunctional family by working with his friend, a rich boy who lives in excess and sleaze, but he will soon realize how reckless his friend is and that he is submerged in a life of crime, vice and deadly bets.
Plot: russian roulette, alcohol abuse, bet, exploitation, gore, sleaze, dysfunctional, car, bare breasts, car race, crimes, crime ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Fatal Pursuit (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A rugged P.I. and a gorgeous insurance investigator search for diamonds stolen in a brutal robbery
Plot: sex, shotgun, sarcasm, hand chopped off, prostitute, diamonds, female nudity, private investigator, shower, insurance investigator, severed arm, jewel theft ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Pendulum (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On the evening of his decoration for bringing a murderer to justice, Washington DC Police Captain Frank Matthews' wife, and her lover are murdered in bed. Jailed as the prime suspect, with the aforementioned murderer released on a technicality ...
Plot: death, murder, police captain, on the run, falsely accused, murderer, murder of wife, false accusation, police officer
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.2
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Night Vision (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A psycho serial killer who videotapes each of his bloody conquests is on the loose, and it's up to alcoholic motorcycle cop Dak and his new tough-as-nails partner, Kristen, to bring him to justice. But as the body count increases, so does the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, alcohol abuse, martial arts, slasher, chase, crime, chases and races, deadly, life is a bitch, stalking, rivalry, riddles and clues ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.2
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Scandal Sheet (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The publisher of a celebrity gossip tabloid sets out to destroy an aging actor, whose career is foundering and who is also facing a battle with alcoholism.
Plot: tabloid, scandal, husband wife relationship, publisher, alcoholic, actor, journalist, alcohol abuse, gossip, movie star, funeral, investigation
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Shanty Tramp (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A sleazy evangelist stirs up a town against a couple after the woman rejects his advances.
Plot: exploitation, attempted rape, drunk, fistfight, religious fanaticism, kissing, prostitute, topless woman, car accident, father daughter relationship, racism, false accusation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Human Desires (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alicia Royale is a fashion mogul who decides to have a large pajama themed party as a promotion for her new line of clothing...
Plot: private investigator, drug snorting, fondling, party, fashion, death, sex in bed, deception, moaning, voyeurism, lingerie, cheating wife ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Gone in the Night (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 190 min.
Story: A couple is unjustly accused of the murder of their daughter. Based on a true story and book of the same title.
Plot: news reporter, private investigator, trial, false accusation, child murder, daughter, husband wife relationship, murder, kidnapping, intruder, parent child relationship
Time: 80s
Place: illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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