Movies like Knives Out

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Knives Out (2019)
 8.1
 107K
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: witty, atmospheric, captivating, exciting, disturbing
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: murder mystery, investigation, house, murder, maid, mansion, parents and children, crime, eccentric family, suspect, dishonesty, police, murder investigation, private detective, sibling relationship, family secrets, hate, conflict, guilt, dog, whodunit, housekeeper, family home, nazi, death ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, clever, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about murder, investigation, crimes, crime, mystery, deadly and murder mystery mostly in Mystery, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Knives Out: Clue (1985), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), Murder by Death (1976), Deceiver (1997), An Occasional Hell (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 71K
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: humorous, twists and turns, enigmatic, witty, captivating ...
Plot: mystery, investigation, multiple suspects, murder, danger, mansion, butler, maid, dark and stormy night, board game, amateur detective, cold war ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1954
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, rape, danger, sexual abuse, missing person, crime, search, journalist, uncover truth, strong sexual content, hacker, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, year 1966
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
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: suspenseful, thought provoking, stylized, talky, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, private detective, train, murder, train ride, whodunit, stabbing, murder mystery, crime, multiple suspects, avalanche, mysterious character ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: istanbul turkey, london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Murder by Death (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
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: disturbing, humorous, feel good, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: private detective, old mansion, parody, murder, butler, riddles and clues, guest, reward, mystery, one night, dark and stormy night, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
 6K
Deceiver (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, police investigation, secret, violence, prostitute, crimes, law enforcement, investigation, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
An Occasional Hell (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A former policeman-turned college professor of forensics, is asked by a widow to solve the murder of her unfaithful husband and the disappearance of his mistress who may have been linked to some drug dealers.
Style: disturbing, gloomy, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, investigation, infidelity, suspect, widow, disappearance, curses spells and rituals, love and romance, mystery, crime, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Long Goodbye (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.
Style: cynical, stylized, atmospheric, witty, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, murder, betrayal, bribery, disfigurement, neo noir, friendship, investigation, crime, mystery, gangsters, neo-noir ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mexico, los angeles, california, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
 13K
Drowning Mona (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The recently deceased Mona Dearly (Bette Midler) was many things: an abusive wife, a domineering mother, a loud-mouthed neighbor and a violent malcontent. So when her car and corpse are discovered in the Hudson River, police Chief Wyatt Rash (Danny ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, funny, absurd, clever ...
Plot: investigation, murder, suspect, mystery, social relations, disorder, family problems, goofy hero, small town, small town life, waitress, murder mystery ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, disturbing, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: domestic violence, maid, dysfunctional family, murder, investigation, child abuse, island, abusive husband, anger, incest, mystery, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.6
 237K
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: disturbing, suspenseful, twist ending, tense, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, disappearance, private detective, tragic event, life is a bitch, crimes, conspiracy, pedophile, missing child, peril, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Writer, ex-con and 40-something bottle-baby Tim Madden, who is prone to black-outs, awakens from a two-week bender to discover a pool of blood in his car.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, amnesia, police chief, memory loss, crimes, investigation, terminal illness, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, psychopath, alcohol abuse, mind game ...
Time: 80s
Place: massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: clever, captivating, twists and turns, enigmatic, talky ...
Plot: murder, cruise, private detective, investigation, murder mystery, mystery, deadly, multiple suspects, heir heiress, love triangle, whodunit, sphinx ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937
Place: egypt, washington d.c., england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 8K
Harper (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Harper is a cynical private eye in the best tradition of Bogart. He even has Bogie's Baby hiring him to find her missing husband, getting involved along the way with an assortment of unsavory characters and an illegal-alien smuggling ring.
Style: cynical, suspenseful, enigmatic, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: murder, missing person, neo noir, private detective, investigation, mystery, crime, uncover truth, crimes, dishonesty, ransom, twists & turns ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Mulholland Falls (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, political corruption, police, mystery, dishonesty, crimes, partners against crime, fighting crime, law enforcement, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.7
 401K
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: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, uncover truth, journalist, investigation, victim, paranoia, mystery, mind game, maniac, code ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1991 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Appointment with Death (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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: talky, suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, ship, blackmail, mystery, murder mystery, crime, who done it, uncover truth, crimes, multiple suspects ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1937
Place: israel, middle east, holy land, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 15K
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: suspense, twists and turns, captivating, enigmatic
Plot: servant, mansion, vanity, lady, investigation, secret, private detective, poisoned, murder, money, husband wife relationship, doctor ...
Time: year 1957
Place: scotland yard, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 48K
Veronica Mars (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Years after walking away from her past as a teenage private eye, Veronica Mars gets pulled back to her hometown - just in time for her high school reunion - in order to help her old flame Logan Echolls, who's embroiled in a murder mystery.
Style: suspenseful, witty, light, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: amateur detective, private detective, who done it, murder, investigation, danger, crimes, mystery, parents and children, old love, lawyers and clients, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Good Liar (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Germany
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, captivating, disturbing, atmospheric, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: elderly, secrets, rich woman, male female relationship, deception, secret, delusion, love and romance, society, seduction, gay couple, dark past ...
Time: 21st century, year 1943
Place: usa, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 2K
Pulp (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A seedy writer of sleazy pulp novels is recruited by a quirky, reclusive ex-actor to help him write his biography at his house in Malta.
Style: witty, humorous, captivating, feel good, clever ...
Plot: murder, funeral, crime, amateur detective, investigation, ghost, cons and scams, writer's life, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, deadly, hitman ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
 7K
Blink (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, twist ending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, strong female character, blindness, mind game, crime, investigation, woman in danger, deadly, stalking, psychopath, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Dead Man's Folly (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 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, clever ...
Plot: private detective, riddles and clues, murder, murder mystery, investigation, mystery, crime, estate, multiple suspects, dishonesty, deadly, conspiracy ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An aging, reclusive Southern belle plagued by a horrifying family secret descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, insanity, haunted by the past, maid, cousin, mansion, mental illness, recluse, southern belle, housekeeper, estate, mystery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964, 1930s, 1920s
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 50K
The Pledge (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A police chief about to retire pledges to help a woman find her daughter's killer. Based on a story by Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt.
Style: bleak, twists and turns, serious, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, investigation, promise, mystery, small town, obsession, track down, crimes, law enforcement, murder mystery, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, murder, murder mystery, crime, uncover truth, whodunit, riddles and clues, crimes, multiple suspects, danger, who done it ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 5K
Cutter's Way (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Richard spots a man dumping a body, and decides to expose the man he thinks is the culprit with his friend Alex Cutter.
Style: tense, captivating, serious, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, veteran, dishonesty, alcohol abuse, crimes, murder mystery, investigation, revenge, conspiracy, arson, prostitute ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, california, asia, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 10K
Twilight (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A retired ex-cop and private detective gets mixed up in murder when he is asked to deliver blackmail money and walks into a 20 year old case involving the mysterious disappearance of an actress' former husband.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, suspense, talky ...
Plot: private detective, murder, missing person, terminal illness, femme fatale, mystery, uncover truth, who done it, crime, dishonesty, amateur detective, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Lady in Cement (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While diving for sunken treasure, street-smart gumshoe Tony Rome finds the body of a gorgeous blonde, her feet stuck in a block of cement. Soon after, tough guy Waldo Gronski hires him to find a missing woman named Sandra Lomax, and Rome wonders if ...
Style: witty, cynical, suspenseful, serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, frame up, police detective, private detective, poker, violence, yacht, ocean, uncover truth, who done it, partners, deadly ...
Time: 60s
Place: miami, europe, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, private detective, kidnapping, investigation, crime, mafia, haunted by the past, serial killer, drug dealer, loner, murder of wife, ransom ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, contemporary, 21st century, 90s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.3
 14K
Misconduct (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An ambitious lawyer finds himself caught in a power struggle between a corrupt pharmaceutical executive and his firm’s senior partner. When the case takes a deadly turn, he must race to uncover the truth before he loses everything.
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lawyer, criminal, police, ransom, pharmaceutical company, investigation, evidence, threat, corporate crimes, corporation, false accusation, suicide ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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