Movies like Black Lizard

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Black Lizard (1968)
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Black Lizard (1968)
Original name: 黒蜥蜴
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Japanese sixties comedy featuring a cunning female jewel thief named Black Lizard who tries to kidnap Sanaye, a wealthy jeweler's beautiful daughter as part of a plot to steal the jeweler's expensive "Star of Egypt" diamond. To thwart the planned kidnapping, the jeweler hires Japan's number one detective, the brilliant Akechi. This sets off a dual between Black Lizard and Akechi as each tries to outwit the other. In the process, the two adversaries develop a mutual respect and affection for each other. Despite Akechi's efforts, Black Lizard and her crew are able to kidnap Sanaye and gain possession of the "Star of Egypt". Black Lizard takes Sanaye to her secret lair on a remote island which is populated by an eerie collection of naked human dolls. There Black Lizard plans to preserve Sanaye's beauty forever by turning her into one of her dolls. As Sanaye's doom quickly approaches, it is up to Akechi to save the day.
Plot: kidnapping, jewel thief, transvestism, homosexual, cross dressing, transvestite

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about kidnapping, murder, crimes, police, crime, ransom and confined mostly in Crime, Thriller and Comedy genres. Some movies like Black Lizard: G@me (2003), Psychopath (1968), Long Legs, Long Fingers (1966), Blindfold (1965), Medias Res (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Duration: 112 min.
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Psychopath (1968)
Genre: Thriller, Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The hero steals the haul from the thieves, gives it back to the police but charges 10% for his services.
Plot: jewel thief, villainess, electrocution, off screen murder, thief, master thief, woman shot, master of disguise, murder, caper, servant
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An English barrister falls for a young Austrian baroness who, together with her father, steals jewelry from ladies' necks by applying her grandmother's so-called "one and a half finger system."
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: suspense, slang
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Duration: 93 min.
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Duration: 103 min.
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Style: teen sex comedy
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Story: Two investigative reporters track down reports of giant rats in a city sewer system.
Style: surprise ending
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