Movies like The Happytime Murders

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The Happytime Murders (2018)
 5.4
 27K
The Happytime Murders (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the puppet cast of a '90s children's TV show begins to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.
Style: humorous, tense, captivating, disturbing, parody, neo noir
Plot: puppet, buddy cop, puppetry, whodunit, muppets, adult humor, private investigator, murder mystery, murder, dark humor, police, violence, death, murder investigation, policewoman, female detective, sarcasm, fbi agent, discrimination, mystery killer, prostitute, drug lord, crimes, investigation, crime investigation ...
Place: los angeles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, tense, suspense and exciting films with plots about investigation, crimes, police investigation, murder, uncover truth, crime investigation and murder investigation mostly in Crime, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like The Happytime Murders: Midnight in the Switchgrass (2021), Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru (2016), 12 Rounds 3: Lockdown (2015), The Heat (2013), Anjaam Pathiraa (2020). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Midnight in the Switchgrass (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: FBI Agent Karl Helter and his partner Rebecca Lombardo are very close to busting a sex-trafficking ring. When they realize their investigation has crossed the path of a brutal serial killer, they team up with a Texas Ranger to put an end to the ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: serial killer, fbi, murder, federal agent, truck stop, unsolved crime, investigation, crimes, uncover truth, rescue mission, partners against crime, killings ...
Time: year 2004
Place: florida
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95%
Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A former cop looks back on the case which left him disabled and forced him to quit the force.
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, intense
Plot: police, investigation, serial killer, murder mystery, police officer, constable, crime solving, suspect, murder investigation, unsolved crime, murder, homicide detective ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
12 Rounds 3: Lockdown (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lockdown Follows a police officer who returns to duty after recovering from a gun shot wound to discover incriminating evidence of illegal activities against those closest to him. He quickly finds himself trapped inside his own precinct, hunted and ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: cat and mouse, revenge, family, policewoman, police officer, police officer killed, crime investigation, corrupt cop, corrupt law enforcer, crime solving, trap, police detective ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.6
 167K
The Heat (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Uptight and straight-laced, FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn is a methodical investigator with a reputation for excellence--and hyper-arrogance. Shannon Mullins, one of Boston P.D.'s "finest," is foul-mouthed and has a very short fuse, ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, buddy movie, not serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: misfit partners, policewoman, fbi, friendship, special agents, women, police investigation, partners against crime, partners, sarcasm, police, drug lord ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: boston, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Anjaam Pathiraa (2020)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A psychologist with a keen interest in criminology gets entangled in a tough serial killer case which the police find hard to crack.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, tense
Plot: police, police detective, murder investigation, forensics, danger, serial murder, murder mystery, investigation, partners against crime, police officer killed, fighting crime, crime solving ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
27: The Cursed Club (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Argentina
Story: One night in the hottest summer in 20 years, Leandro De La Torre, famous punk singer, shoots out of a window and hits the roof of a car. It is the day of his 27th birthday. Paula, a young fan of twenty-one years old, records everything with her cell ...
Style: suspense, humorous, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder investigation, police detective, conspiracy, sarcasm, rock star, urban legend, violence, death, who done it, murder, murderer, mystery ...
Time: 21st century
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.4
 50K
Shaft (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: JJ, aka John Shaft Jr., may be a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide. Absent throughout JJ’s youth, the legendary ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, exciting, colourful ...
Plot: drug lord, investigation, gunfight, father son relationship, death of friend, dark humor, fbi, grandfather, computer cracker, african american, sexual humor, revenge ...
Time: 80s, year 2014, 2010s, 1990s, 2000s ...
Place: new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Two Cops in Trouble (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Dominican Republic
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two crazy Dominican cops and a disciplined FBI agent join forces to investigate an international criminal network.
Style: entertaining, captivating, satirical, humorous
Plot: buddy cop, organized crime, crime investigation, police investigation, fighting crime, forensics, police partner, police officer, crime solving, sleuth, crimes, partners against crime ...
Place: dominican republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 7.0
 6K
Veteran (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When an old collaborator gets severely injured, a veteran policeman tries to figure out the way to bring to justice the ultimately suspected aggressor, a spoiled young executive, heir to a mega corporation, who believes he is above the law.
Style: buddy comedy, exciting, tense, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: police chase, buddy cop, police corruption, police officer, crimes, investigation, crime investigation, police detective, fighting crime, criminal, organized crime, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.1
 367
911 Nightmare (2016)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Officer Chris McCullers was gravely injured in a shootout and now works on 911-dispatch. Resentful that her career has ended up here, Chris receives a call from a scared kid and dismisses it as a prank. The next day, she learns that the call was all ...
Style: suspense, psychological, disturbing, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, murder mystery, murder investigation, guilty conscience, fighting crime, uncover truth, crime solving, forensics, criminal, crimes, secret identity, cold case ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Detective Chinatown 2 (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Mystery
Country: China
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Driven by the desire for the huge reward, Tang Ren (by Wang Baoqiang) tricked Qin Feng (by Liu Haoran) to New York, to attend the World Detective Contest,. Later on, behind the crazy competition, Qin and Tang discovered the real hidden facts of this ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, light, humorous
Plot: serial killer, sleuth, murder mystery, nypd, inheritance, investigation, homicide detective, crime solving, uncover truth, murder investigation, private detective, crime investigation ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.6
 707
Bodies at Rest (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Working in the morgue, a hardworking forensics expert and his assistant are suddenly accosted by masked intruders who demand access to a body involved in a recent crime.
Style: unusual plot structure, scary, exciting, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: police shootout, police officer, murder, graphic violence, police detective, heroes, investigation, who done it, murder investigation, partners against crime, organized crime, death ...
Time: 21st century
Place: china
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64%
 6.3
 13K
Shimmer Lake (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An inventive crime thriller told backwards -- reversing day by day through a week -- following a local sheriff's quest to unlock the mystery of three small town criminals and a bank heist gone wrong.
Style: suspense, tense, enigmatic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: investigation, sheriff, bank robber, murder, lake, police investigation, cold case, crime solving, forensics, mystery, danger, deadly ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.6
 241K
Bad Boys II (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Out-of-control, trash-talking buddy cops Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey of the Miami Narcotics Task Force reunite, and bullets fly, cars crash and laughs explode as they pursue a whacked-out drug lord from the streets of Miami to the barrios of ...
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: buddy cop, drug lord, friendship between men, police, two man army, tough guy, african american, fbi, police investigation, swat team, gunfight, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: miami, usa, florida, cuba, north america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Bad Boys for Life (2020)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Marcus Burnett is now a police inspector and Mike Lowery is in a midlife crisis. They unite again when an Albanian mercenary, whose brother they killed, promises them an important bonus.
Style: buddy comedy, buddy movie, exciting, humorous, entertaining ...
Plot: police, police detective, police partner, police officer, motorcycle gang, tough cop, investigation, tough guy, friendship between men, midlife crisis, police chase, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s
Place: miami, mexico city, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Twin Murders: The Silence of the White City (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain, 2016. Two corpses appear in the crypt of the Old Cathedral. Police officer Unai López de Ayala, an expert in criminal profiling, must hunt down the ritual murderer who has been terrorizing the city for two ...
Style: captivating, suspense, psychological, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: ritual murder, serial killer, investigation, police, corpse, love triangle, jail, journalist, church, co worker co worker relationship, myth, crime solving ...
Place: basque country
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Detroit cop, Axel Foley heads for the land of sunshine and palm trees to find out who shot police Captain Andrew Bogomil. Thanks to a couple of old friends, Axel's investigation uncovers a series of robberies masterminded by a heartless weapons ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: buddy cop, police, gunfight, heist, arms smuggling, police investigation, investigation, friends, partners against crime, partners, police officer, police detective ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, california, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.3
 44K
Rising Sun (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: When a prostitute is found dead in a Los Angeles skyscraper occupied by a large Japanese corporation, detectives John Conner and Web Smith are called in to investigate. Although Conner has previous experience working in Japan, cultural differences ...
Style: serious, suspense, intense, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, fish out of water, police, crimes, crime, mystery, partners, corruption, society, surveillance, racism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, japan, usa, united states, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 3.9
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Wicked Sins (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Detectives Sara Parson and Luke Gage have just broken off their romantic partnership when they are forced to collaborate on a double-murder case. The breakup appears to have been about Luke's indiscretions with a female witness in a previous ...
Style: erotic, captivating, tense, disturbing
Plot: sexploitation, murder, murder mystery, murder investigation, investigation, couple relations, cold case, twin brother, crime solving, male female relationship, ex couple relations, forensics ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Little Things (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Deputy Sheriff Joe "Deke" Deacon joins forces with Sgt. Jim Baxter to search for a serial killer who's terrorizing Los Angeles. As they track the culprit, Baxter is unaware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Deke's ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, investigation, murder investigation, police, serial murder, missing person, pursuit, society, chase, murder, teamwork ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990, year 1985
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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FBI (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The New York office of the FBI brings to bear all their talents, intellect and technical expertise on major cases in order to keep their city and the country safe.
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspense, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: fbi, fbi agent, federal bureau of investigation, police investigation, investigation, agent, partners against crime, special agents, homicide detective, female detective, fighting crime, police detective ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
V.I. Warshawski, Detective in High Heels (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Victoria "V.I" Warshawski is a Chicago based private detective who agrees to babysit for her new boyfriend; then he is murdered. Being the detective type, she makes the murder her next case. In doing so she befriends the victim's ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, entertaining, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, crime, crimes, uncover truth, who done it, law enforcement, mystery, femme fatale, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya is a brilliant, underrated detective from Nellore who runs an agency called FBI which sees no business. He gets more than what he asked for when a case happens to fall right into his lap out of nowhere.
Style: psychological, tense, humorous, exciting, contemplative ...
Plot: detective agency, private detective, murder investigation, crimes, murder, evidence, homicide detective, violence, who done it, suspicion, investigator, murderer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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HPI Haut Potentiel Intellectuel (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: France
TV show
Story: Morgane is 38 years old. She raises her 3 children alone. She manages (or not) her 2 exes and her various credits. Her 160 IQ scores spoil her life a bit until the day when Morgane sees her destiny as a cleaning lady turned upside down. Her ...
Style: captivating, humorous, entertaining, tense
Plot: crime investigation, police detective, single mother, police, uncover truth, crime solving, fighting crime, forensics, investigation, intelligence, single parent, crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.0
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Second Chances (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two years ago reporter Kate Fisher's interview with the man who turned out to be a serial killer sparked public outrage. Not believing that this man was in fact the September Slayer - led to another senseless murder. Had Kate turned over the ...
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing, psychological, suspense
Plot: murder, serial killer, murder mystery, relationship problems, killing spree, murderer, attempted murder, uncover truth, dark past, troubled past, cold case, forensics ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 8.6
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Stranger (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hwang Shi-Mok had brain surgery when he was a child, which caused him to lack emotion. Now, Hwang Shi-Mok works as a prosecutor. He is rational, but cold and lonely. He is also one of the only prosecutors not involved in corruption. One day, a dead ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, suspense, tense ...
Plot: prosecutor, corruption, police, investigation, murder investigation, crime investigation, buddy cop, colleague colleague relationship, police corruption, abuse of power, homicide detective, suspect ...
Place: korea, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Who Killed Lady Winsley? (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: France, Turkey, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Lady Winsley, the famous American novelist, is discovered dead on the remote Turkish island of Büyükada, the great detective Fergün is sent from Istanbul to solve the murder case. With the help of Azra, the beautiful local hotel tenant, he ...
Style: captivating, humorous
Plot: police inspector, motel, murder, investigation, murder investigation, homicide detective, murder mystery, riddles and clues, murderer, uncover truth, criminal, crimes ...
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 8.2
 3K
Unit 1 (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
Story: Rejseholdet is a Danish television crime series starring Charlotte Fich, Mads Mikkelsen and Lars Brygmann. Produced by Danmarks Radio, the program aired 32 episodes spanning four seasons from 2000 to 2004. Each episode revolved around an elite ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, police, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, murder investigation, investigation, criminal underworld, crime solving, forensics, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Medical Examiner Dr. Qin: The Surivor (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China
TV show
Story: ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: investigation, forensics, murder investigation, homicide detective, crime investigation, fighting crime, cold case, partners against crime, sleuth, unsolved crime, secret revealed, partners ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tough-talking Detroit cop Axel Foley heads to the rarified world of Beverly Hills in his beat-up Chevy Nova to investigate a friend's murder. But soon, he realizes he's stumbled onto something much more complicated. Bungling rookie ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, witty, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police, gunfight, investigation, undercover, fish out of water, damsel in distress, foot chase, maverick cop, verbal byplay, partners against crime, drug dealing, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, michigan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%