Movies like A Talent For murder

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A Talent For murder (1984)
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A Talent For murder (1984)
Original name: A Talent for Murder
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A famed mystery writer played Angela Lansbury and her doctor ex lover played by Laurence Olivier solve her daughter in law's murder.
Style: suspense
Plot: writers, doctor, murder, mystery writer, chess, family relations, alcoholic, birthday, driver, wealth, alcohol abuse, female protagonist, housekeeper, female writer, airport, old age, painting, blackmail, servant, safe, greed, birthday party, old woman, garage, ex convict ...

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Most similar movies to A Talent For murder

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, clever, suspense and talky films with plots about murder, family relations, crimes, writers, doctor, investigation and police investigation mostly in Drama, Comedy and Mystery genres. Some movies like A Talent For murder: Gosford Park (2001), The Hospital (1971), The Draughtsman's Contract (1982), Crooked House (2017), Murder Ahoy (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Gosford Park (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Multiple storylined drama set in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guest and downstairs servants at a party in a country house in England.
Style: suspense, stylized, captivating, enigmatic, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, butler, estate, country estate, who done it, high society, master and servant, society, servant, police investigation, hunting, murder investigation ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1932, pre world war two
Place: england, london
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95%
Caravaggio and My Mother the Pope (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Caravaggio's tortured life, his murder and the journey of his soul.
Style: entertaining, captivating
Plot: doctor, cleopatra, mother son relationship, murder, life, family relations, angel, leonardo da vinci
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68%
 7.2
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The Hospital (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A suicidal doctor struggles to find meaning in his life while a murderer stalks the halls of his hospital.
Style: talky, suspense, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, murder, hospital, chaos, midlife crisis, dark humor, workplace situations, introspection, hippie, sexual dysfunction, couples, power relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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59%
The Draughtsman's Contract (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Peter Greenaway's first fiction feature (after the mock-documentary The Falls) made him immediately famous and was named one of the most original films of the 1980s by British critics. The action is set in the director's beloved 17th ...
Style: atmospheric, talky, stylized, witty, humorous ...
Plot: adultery, murder, manipulation, boss and employee, manipulations, dishonesty, power relations, crimes, society, sexual dysfunction, social climbing, social differences ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe
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54%
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Crooked House (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A private investigator helps a former flame solve the murder of her wealthy grandfather, who lived in a sprawling estate surrounded by his idiosyncratic family.
Style: twists and turns, suspense, captivating, enigmatic
Plot: mansion, servant, private detective, murder, family secret, investigation, agatha christie, lady, secret, doctor, husband wife relationship, wealth ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1957
Place: cairo egypt, london, scotland yard
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52%
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Murder Ahoy (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: During an annual board of trustees meeting, one of the trustees dies. Miss Marple thinks he’s been poisoned after finding a chemical on him. She sets off to investigate at the ship where he had just come from. The fourth and final film from the ...
Style: serious, realistic, mind bending, talky, stylized ...
Plot: amateur detective, ship, murder, investigation, snuff, poison, private detective, miss marple, who done it, riddles and clues, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
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50%
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A small-town eccentric opens a café in her decaying home.
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, talky, clever ...
Plot: pocket watch, cafe, family relations, small town, wedding, fight, interracial relations, alcohol abuse, society, social misfits, romance, betrayal ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: atlanta georgia
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44%
Something for Everyone (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An opportunistic young man working as a servant to a European countess uses his sexual talents to better his station in life.
Style: twists and turns, clever, biting, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, dark humor, manipulation, estate, older woman younger man sex, master and servant, manipulations, dishonesty, crimes, society, crime, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, post world war two, 70s
Place: austria, europe, central europe, bavaria, japan ...
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44%
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Great Moments in Aviation (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film follows Gabriel Angel (Rakie Ayola), a young Caribbean aviator who falls in love with the forger Duncan Stewart (Jonathan Pryce) on her journey to England. Stewart is pursued by his nemesis Rex Goodyear (John Hurt), and the group are ...
Style: realistic, serious, humorous
Plot: murder, ship, betrayal, intrigue, forgery, amateur detective, crimes, gays and lesbians, danger, romance, dishonesty, manipulations ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 30s
Place: england, scotland, west indies
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44%
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Calvary (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.
Style: meditative, bleak, captivating, atmospheric, cynical ...
Plot: clergy, confession, death threat, priest, painting, human nature, small town life, social relations, goodhearted, small town, recovering alcoholic, catholic church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Bees Make Honey (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A widow hosts a gathering for her high-society friends in an attempt to help solve her husband's murder.
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: murder, party, widow, high society, halloween party, murder mystery, fight for justice, murder investigation, revenge, private detective, society, unpunished crime ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Murder at the Gallop (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Miss Marple and Mr Stringer are witness to the death of the very old and rich Mr. Enderby by heart attack. Yet they have their doubts about what happened. The police don’t believe them thus leading Miss Marple to yet again investigate by herself. ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, talky, tense
Plot: amateur detective, miss marple, private detective, charity, murder, investigation, horse riding, heart attack, eavesdropping, last will and testament, agatha christie, uncover truth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Let Them All Talk (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A celebrated author takes a journey with some old friends to have some fun and heal old wounds. Her nephew comes along to wrangle the ladies and finds himself involved with a young literary agent.
Style: artsy, surprise ending, suspense, semi serious
Plot: writers, female friendship, cruise, nephew, aunt, friendship, conspiracy, pursuit, writer's life, deduction, justice, secret ...
Place: cleveland ohio, seattle washington, seattle, dallas texas, new york ...
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41%
Murder She Said (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Miss Marple believes she’s seen a murder in a passing by train yet when the police find no evidence she decides to investigate it on her own. Her inquisitions lead her to a mountain top. The first of four films starring Margaret Rutherford as Miss ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever, cult film
Plot: amateur detective, private detective, murder, police investigation, strangulation, investigation, uncover truth, crimes, crime, dishonesty, train, woman in danger ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Chalk Garden (1964)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A grandmother seeks a governess for her 16 year old granddaughter, Laurel, who manages to drive away each and every one so far by exposing their past, with a record of three in one week! When an applicant with a mysterious past manages to get the ...
Style: psychological, clever, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, family relations, cure, nanny, problem child, adolescence, governess, judge, cat and mouse, youth, society, love and romance ...
Time: 60s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Smiles of sad men (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A writer gets into a rehab where he meets a lot of successful men who destroyed their lives with alcohol.
Style: captivating, compassionate, melancholic, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, rehabilitation, recovery, marathon, family, writers, addiction, alcoholic, drunkenness, old man, drunken man, friend ...
Place: europe, central europe, prague, prague czech republic
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38%
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The Agent (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: It's all in a day's work for high-flying literary agent Alexander; manuscripts to read, deals to be done, celebrity clients to be taken out to lunch, but first there is an author to deal with whose latest book the agent thinks is, frankly, ...
Plot: blackmail, literary agent, female director, writers, publishing
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38%
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.
Style: thought provoking, talky, cynical, witty, humorous ...
Plot: murder, mistress, adultery, professor, infidelity, blackmail, crimes, crime, loveless marriage, couple relations, moral dilemma, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Blow the Man Down (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While grieving for the loss of their mother, the Connolly sisters suddenly find they have a crime to cover up, leading them deep into the underbelly of their salty Maine fishing village.
Plot: sister sister relationship, murder, brothel, disposing of a dead body, prostitute, cover-up, sister, police officer, investigation, snorting cocaine, blackmail, self defense ...
Place: maine, new england
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36%
The Most Wonderful Evening of My Life (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A successful businessman whose destiny leads him to a secluded Swiss chalet where his life is put on trial by a group of retired law professionals. The men assemble to analyze Sordi's rise to power and his increasingly immoral behavior as he ...
Plot: language barrier, feet on table, hypocrisy, female objectification, manipulative behavior, learning the truth, playing violin, psychological manipulation, taking off shoes, delivery, crime and punishment, italian abroad ...
Time: 70s
Place: switzerland, italy, central europe
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35%
A Shot in the Dark (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Shot in the Dark is the second and more successful film from the Pink Panther film series where both animated and real life sequences are mixed. A cult classic from Blake Edwards based on the play L’Idiot by Marcel Achard and Harry Kurnitz.
Style: humorous, witty, exciting, not serious, parody ...
Plot: murder, farce, investigation, maid, butler, who done it, mystery, crimes, crime, superior, disorder, police detective ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, mind bending ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, kidnapping, school, missing person, kindergarten, mystery, family relations, crimes, journalism, mentally unstable, single parent ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard
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33%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Raghunandan (Mohanlal) is a TV show host and a budding novelist. He is a loner and a compulsive alcoholic, the latter of which resulted in his divorce from Meera (Kaniha). Despite this Meera and her husband Alexy (Shankar Ramakrishnan) are his best ...
Plot: alcoholic, writers, police station, hidden camera, tragic event, alcohol abuse, ex husband ex wife relationship, tv show, journalist, interview, television show, interviewer ...
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33%
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
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Style: emotional, atmospheric, clever, serious, realistic
Plot: racism, interracial relations, murder, tragic love, betrayal, love, tragedy, deadly, downfall, dishonesty, unfulfillment, rivalry ...
Time: 16th century
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32%
A Perfect Christmas List (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: As a last wish, a recently hospitalized grandmother, Evie, tasks her daughter and granddaughter, Sara, with a list of festive accomplishments to do together before Christmas, hoping that the adventure of the experience will repair their ...
Style: romantic, feel good, sweet, light
Plot: christmas, grandmother granddaughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, doctor, female protagonist, misunderstanding, christmas movie, christmas season, love and romance, love story, family relations, family gatherings ...
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32%
With a Friend Like Harry... (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Harry knew Michel in high school; they meet again by accident, Harry inserts himself in Michel's life... and things take a sinister turn.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: friendship, obsession, murder, family relations, couple relations, crimes, poet, couples, parents and children, family life, serial killer, eccentricity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Murder Without Conviction (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Recently released from her vows as a nun, Christine Bennett is discovering "life on the outside." After a visit to her mentally-handicapped cousin Gene, Christine becomes embroiled in the investigation of the murder mystery surrounding ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, twins, uncover truth, mystery, deadly, crimes, police investigation, society, dishonesty, family relations, injustice, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1960, year 1973
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Tully (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marlo, a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging nanny named Tully.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, twist ending
Plot: motherhood, nanny, autism, plot twist, family relations, newborn baby, hallucination, pregnant woman, baby, depression, parents and children, family ...
Time: contemporary, year 1977, 1950s, 80s, 50s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, new york, phoenix arizona ...
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29%
House of the Long Shadows (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An American writer goes to a remote Welsh manor on a $20,000 bet: can he write a classic novel like "Wuthering Heights" in twenty-four hours? Upon his arrival, however, the writer discovers that the manor, thought empty, actually has ...
Style: slasher, realistic, semi serious, humorous, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, reunion, house, writers, black cat, mystery, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, family gatherings, deadly, crimes, investigation ...
Time: 80s, year 1982
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Sweet Movie (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Canada, West Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The winner (Carole Laure) of the Miss World Virginity contest marries, escapes from her masochistic husband and ends up involved in a world of debauchery.
Style: controversial, sexy, surreal, offbeat, sexual ...
Plot: satire, revolution, ship, murder, chocolate, sex, sugar, surrealism, political unrest, rebelliousness, deadly, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france, canada, russia ...
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28%