Movies like Die Distel

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Die Distel (1992)
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Die Distel (1992)
Genre: Family, Crime
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Since her parents death, hobby-detective Trudi lives with her young aunt Julia. When a nearby Turkish restaurant is smashed one night, everybody assumes by default an act of racism. Trudi however did notice a strange guest named Mangold there the day before. Also the caretaker seems very keen on getting the restaurant out of the building. The police and host Kemal don't seem particularly interested in investigating the event, so Trudi starts her own investigations in the style of Sherlock Holmes, with the help of her friend Tom and runaway Rollo.
Plot: strong female character, police, investigation, restaurant, orphan, anti semitism, amateur detective, strong female lead, death of father, death of mother, aunt niece relationship, turkish

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and realistic films with plots about friendship, amateur detective, investigation, family, police, strong female character and crimes mostly in Family, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like Die Distel: Daphne & Velma (2018), Nancy Drew (2007), The Famous Five 2 (2013), The Famous Five (2012), Five Get Into Trouble (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Daphne & Velma (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery
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Duration: 72 min.
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Nancy Drew (2007)
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Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Duration: 90 min.
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