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Knives Out (2019)
Knives Out (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, exciting, witty, disturbing, suspense, twists and turns, surprise ending, psychotronic, intellectual ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: whodunit, murder mystery, investigation, murder investigation, mansion, murder, eccentric family, mystery killer, large family, private detective, crimes, death, inheritance, sibling relationship, suspect, family secret, house, country house, maid, guilt, high society, suicide, conflict, parents and children, manipulative woman ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, twists and turns, surprise ending and captivating films with plots about investigation, murder, crimes, murder mystery, whodunit, police investigation and mystery mostly in Crime, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Knives Out: Murder on the Orient Express (2017), Clue (1985), Crooked House (2017), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), Death on the Nile (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, UK, Malta
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Genius Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of an American tycoon aboard the Orient Express train.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, artsy, non-linear, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder mystery, investigation, whodunit, train, snow, murder, vengeance, private detective, palestinian, justice, suspect, steam train ...
Time: 1930s, year 1934, 1920s, post world war one, pre world war two
Place: palestine, venice, alps, europe, istanbul turkey ...
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Clue (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Clue finds six colorful dinner guests gathered at the mansion of their host, Mr. Boddy -- who turns up dead after his secret is exposed: He was blackmailing all of them. With the killer among them, the guests and Boddy's chatty butler must suss ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, humorous, funny, parody ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mystery, investigation, whodunit, butler, multiple suspects, murder, mansion, maid, mystery killer, death, blackmail, dark and stormy night ...
Time: 20th century, year 1954, 50s, contemporary, 80s
Place: new england
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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, enigmatic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: whodunit, mansion, servant, murder mystery, private detective, murder, family secret, lady, investigation, poison, last will and testament, secret ...
Time: 50s, year 1957
Place: scotland yard, london, cairo egypt
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Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.
Style: twists and turns, suspense, thought provoking, suspenseful, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: whodunit, investigation, train, murder mystery, private detective, murder, multiple suspects, justice, crimes, railway, mystery, train travel ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 20th century, year 1935
Place: new york, london, istanbul turkey, turkey, former yugoslavia ...
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Death on the Nile (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: As Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?
Style: twists and turns, clever, captivating, sexy, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder mystery, whodunit, murder, private detective, cruise, multiple suspects, investigation, mystery, secrets, mentor, heir, river ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, north africa, africa, england ...
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The Invisible Guest (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: "The Invisible Guest” turns on a young businessman who wakes up in a hotel room locked from the inside with the dead body of his lover next to him. He hires a prestigious lawyer, and over one night they work together to clarify what happened ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, psychological, twist ending, psychotronic ...
Plot: uncover truth, lawyer, interrogation, lie, death, murder suspect, evidence, false accusation, infidelity, suspect, female lawyer, blackmail ...
Place: barcelona, spain
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Murder by Death (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lionel Twain invites the world's five greatest detectives to a 'dinner and murder'. Included are a blind butler, a deaf-mute maid, screams, spinning rooms, secret passages, false identities and more plot turns and twists than are ...
Style: parody, surprise ending, funny, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: private detective, old mansion, murder, whodunit, butler, dark and stormy night, mystery, riddles and clues, who done it, mansion, guest, suspect ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 20th century
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Death on the Nile (2022)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Almost everyone on the S.S.Karnak, cruising the Nile, has a reason to want heiress Linnet Ridgeway dead. Her jewels are coveted by elderly Mrs. van Schuyler, her maid is upset because Linnet won't give her a promised dowry, writer Salome ...
Style: captivating, surprise ending, suspense, artsy, non-linear ...
Plot: whodunit, murder mystery, murder investigation, murder, ship, crimes, investigation, justice, chase, belgian, investigator, boat ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, year 1937, year 1914
Place: egypt, belgium, london
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Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, stylized, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, murder mystery, mystery, crimes, maniac, paranoia, uncover truth, journalism, mind game, police ...
Time: 70s, 60s, year 1969, year 1971, year 1991 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oakland california, sacramento california
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A Simple Favor (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mommy vlogger Stephanie joins her best friend Emily's husband, Sean, to investigate her sudden disappearance from their small town.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, enigmatic, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: deception, missing person, investigation, ruse, murder investigation, blackmail, female friendship, small town, murder, missing woman, mother, secret ...
Time: 2010s
Place: london, michigan, new york, connecticut
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Gosford Park (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 137 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, twists and turns, biting, enigmatic, bleak ...
Plot: murder, estate, butler, country estate, high society, police investigation, master and servant, society, servant, murder investigation, hunting, murder mystery ...
Time: 1930s, year 1932, pre world war two, 20th century, victorian era
Place: england, london
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Murder Mystery (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After attending a gathering on a billionaire's yacht during a European vacation, a New York cop and his wife become prime suspects when he's murdered.
Style: feel good, captivating, humorous, satirical, entertaining ...
Plot: whodunit, murder, amateur detective, crimes, inheritance, yacht, troubled marriage, wanted, chase, police officer, male protagonist, car chase ...
Time: future
Place: mediterranean sea, new york, monaco, monte carlo
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Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: mystery, murder mystery, infidelity, missing person, investigation, police investigation, manipulation, adultery, femme fatale, disappearance, missing wife, murder suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s, year 2012
Place: usa, missouri, manhattan new york city, new york, st. louis missouri
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Ordeal by Innocence (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Christmas 1954. Wealthy philanthropist Rachel Argyll is murdered at her family estate Sunny Point. Her adopted son Jack Argyll is arrested for her murder. He vehemently protests his innocence.
Style: tense, enigmatic, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder mystery, whodunit, murder, alibi, secret, suspect, adopted son, country house, adoptive mother, crime investigation, homicide detective, husband wife relationship ...
Time: year 1954, 50s
Place: england
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Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.
Style: clever, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: whodunit, private detective, investigation, murder mystery, murder, who done it, murder investigation, riddles and clues, uncover truth, multiple suspects, private investigator, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, london, united kingdom
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Defending Jacob (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 402 min.
TV show
Story: A family’s lives are irreparably disrupted when the 14-year-old son is accused of murdering a fellow classmate.
Style: suspense, serious, social, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: police investigation, murder investigation, husband wife relationship, death, false accusation of murder, parents and children, murder, investigation, father son relationship, family relations, assistant district attorney, uncover truth ...
Time: 2020s
Place: massachusetts
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 158 min.
Story: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, neo noir, serious, clever ...
Plot: rape, investigation, serial killer, hacker, sexual abuse, strong female character, missing person, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, journalist, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1966, 60s, 2010s ...
Place: stockholm sweden, scandinavia, sweden, europe, eastern europe ...
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A Perfect Murder (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Millionaire industrialist Steven Taylor is a man who has everything but what he craves most: the love and fidelity of his wife. A hugely successful player in the New York financial world, he considers her to be his most treasured acquisition. But ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, sexy, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, betrayal, murder, extramarital affair, love affair, crimes, perfect crime, blackmail, jealousy, violent husband, plan gone awry, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city, new york
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Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, intellectual, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder mystery, lawyer, adultery, investigation, courtroom drama, manipulation, legal investigation, mind game, police investigation, obsession, guilt, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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The Good Liar (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An aging con artist cannot believe his luck when he meets a wealthy widow and marks her as his next target. But she hides a secret of her own.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, captivating, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: elderly, delusion, online dating, rich woman, secret, deception, con artists, secrets, past coming back to haunt, ruse, male female relationship, lie ...
Time: 21st century, year 2009, year 1943
Place: usa, london, berlin germany
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Appointment with Death (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Emily Boynton, stepmother to the three Boynton children -- Lennox, Raymond and Carol -- and mother to Ginevra, blackmails the family lawyer, Jefferson Cope, into destroying a second will of her late husband that would have freed the children from ...
Style: twists and turns, sexy, talky, suspense, light ...
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, dysfunctional family, lawyer, blackmail, ship, murder mystery, mystery, interwar period, murder suspect, camel ...
Time: year 1937, 80s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: israel, new jersey, holy land, middle east, asia ...
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Logan Lucky (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy and Clyde Logan set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Style: suspense, exciting, tense, captivating, surprise ending ...
Plot: heist, prison, prison escape, racecar driver, bartender, father daughter relationship, prison riot, stealing money, money problems, ex husband ex wife relationship, brother brother relationship, loss of job ...
Time: 2010s
Place: north carolina, west virginia
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The Nice Guys (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A private eye investigates the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles and uncovers a conspiracy.
Style: neo noir, buddy comedy, entertaining, suspense, humorous ...
Plot: conspiracy, private detective, investigation, father daughter relationship, private investigator, murder, corruption, teenage girl, party, alcoholic, single father, female nudity ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, police, police investigation, psychopath, psychology, police detective, crimes, killings, mind game, master criminal, sin ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Dolores Claiborne was accused of killing her abusive husband twenty years ago, but the court's findings were inconclusive and she was allowed to walk free. Now she has been accused of killing her employer, Vera Donovan, and this time there is a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, twists and turns ...
Plot: mystery, child abuse, domestic violence, investigation, dysfunctional family, murder, maid, sexual abuse, incest, small town, abusive husband, island ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
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Motherless Brooklyn (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Lionel Essrog, a private detective living with Tourette syndrome, ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and best friend — a mystery that carries him from the gin-soaked jazz clubs of Harlem to the slums of Brooklyn to the gilded halls of New ...
Style: neo noir, enigmatic, suspense, captivating, melancholic
Plot: private detective, interracial romance, murder investigation, crime investigation, investigation, murder, social injustice, politics, organized crime, racial segregation, tourette's syndrome, detective agency ...
Time: 50s, future
Place: brooklyn new york city, harlem, usa, new york
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Side Effects (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspense, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: depression, murder, psychiatrist, mental illness, life turned upside down, lesbian, mental institution, doctors and patients, deception, sleepwalking, mentally unstable, patient ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Dead Man's Folly (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During a murder hunt game at a country house, to which Hercule Poirot is invited as an "expert", a real murder occurs.
Style: serious, realistic, talky, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: murder mystery, private detective, multiple suspects, murder, investigation, riddles and clues, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, whodunit, conspiracy, secretly observing ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, belgium
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The Last of Sheila (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A year after Sheila is killed in a hit-and-run, her multimillionaire husband invites a group of friends to spend a week on his yacht playing a scavenger hunt-style mystery game. The game turns out to be all too real and all too deadly.
Style: clever, suspenseful, tense, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder mystery, whodunit, yacht, manipulation, murder, mind game, game, puzzle, paranoia, disorder, vengeance, investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: south of france, mediterranean sea, california
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Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, twists and turns, neo noir, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, private detective, missing child, pedophile, kidnapped child, conspiracy, police investigation, disappearance, crimes, moral dilemma, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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