Movies like This Girl for Hire

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This Girl for Hire (1983)
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This Girl for Hire (1983)
Original name: This Girl For Hire
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this pilot for a proposed TV series, B.T. Brady is a flippant, but somewhat klutzy female private detective in Hollywood who sets out to solve the murder of a obnoxious mystery writer. Along the way, Brady gets help from her flamboyant mother Zandra, a washed-up actress, as well as Brady's live-in boyfriend Wolfe who runs a memorabilia shop.
Style: humorous, realistic, cynical, witty, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: murder, crimes, investigation, mystery, private detective, hollywood, artists and showbiz, store, farce, filmmaking, law enforcement, deadly, showbiz, parody, female detective, failed pilot
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, suspenseful and semi serious films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, investigation, mystery, private detective and law enforcement mostly in Comedy, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like This Girl for Hire: Screamplay (1985), Where's Marlowe? (1998), The Scenesters (2009), The Man with Bogart's Face (1980), The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Famous detective Charlie Chan is called out of retirement to help a San Francisco detective solve a mysterious series of murders. With his bumbling grandson as his sidekick, Chan also encounters an old nemesis known as the Dragon Queen who is the ...
Style: humorous, witty, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: dishonesty, goofy hero, private detective, mystery, murder, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, golden years, rivalry, investigation, satire ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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95%
The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Film noir parody with a private eye trying to solve the murder of his milkman.
Style: witty, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, not serious
Plot: investigation, parody, murder, small town, private detective, crimes, mystery, deadly, goofy hero, danger, small town life, neo noir ...
Time: 70s
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79%
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Screamplay (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A detective investigating a series of murders discovers that they are similar to the murders that occur in the new script of a Hollywood screenwriter.
Style: offbeat, suspenseful, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, hollywood, deadly, writer's life, crimes, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, gory, insanity, death, rock star, actress ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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75%
Where's Marlowe? (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After making a 3-hour fiasco about New York City's water supply, a two-man film crew decides to take it up a notch by documenting life in the private investigator offices of "Boone and Murphy". Cheating husbands and missing dogs fail ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: student film, teens
Plot: private detective, murder, noir, investigation, mystery, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, satire, film within a film, filmmaker, existentialism, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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The Scenesters (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Someone is killing beautiful young Hipsters in East L.A. Charlie is a crime scene cleaner working for Aftershocks Inc. with a penchant for Sherlock Holmes type deduction. Wallace is an out-of-luck filmmaker working as a crime scene videographer. The ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, fish out of water, film within a film, serial killer, deadly, crimes, disorder, who done it, amateur detective, hipster, filmmaker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Man with Bogart's Face (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In The Man With Bogart's Face, an affectionate send-up of the Bogart detective films of the 1940s, Robert Sacchi plays a man who idolizes Humphrey Bogart so much he has his features altered to look exactly like his idol. He then opens up a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, offbeat, witty, humorous ...
Plot: murder, private detective, plastic surgery, hollywood, crimes, parody, hotshot hero, power relations, couples, disorder, dangerous attraction, switching roles ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Betty Lou is a librarian in a very small town. Her husband is a police detective who takes her for granted. Betty Lou is the ultimate mouse. After a gangland figure is mysteriously murdered in town, Betty Lou finds the murder weapon, but can't ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, sexy ...
Plot: murder, librarian, small town, police investigation, crime, crimes, law enforcement, amateur detective, investigation, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, manipulations ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Lonely Street (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bubba Mabry, a gullible private detective, becomes the prime suspect in a tabloid reporter's murder after being hired to snoop on him by a mysterious celebrity.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Plot: murder, private detective, investigation, goofy hero, who done it, uncover truth, dishonesty, media, amateur detective, journalism, crimes, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Peeper (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A detective is hired to locate a girl adopted 30 years earlier whose birth father wants to bequeath her his fortune.
Style: realistic, semi serious, mind bending, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, adoption, missing person, crimes, deadly, mystery, parody, based on a novel, plot twist, suitcase full of money, neo noir ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1947
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Slight Case of Murder (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the midst of a spat, film critic Terry Thorpe (William H. Macy) accidentally kills his lover. Though Thorpe covers his tracks, he raises the suspicions of a private investigator (James Cromwell), who then tries to blackmail him. Thorpe also falls ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, private detective, neo noir, film critic, blackmail, filmmaking, couples, disorder, dangerous attraction, uncover truth, who done it ...
Time: 90s
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Second Sight (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: John Larroquette is the head of a detective agency that is hired to find a missing person, probably kidnapped. They employ the help of a mystic/psychic to help find the missing girl.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, witty, semi serious
Plot: supernatural ability, unlikely partners, supernatural, partners against crime, private detective, partners, crimes, misfit partners, investigation, danger, disorder, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Scandalous (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An investigative reporter following an espionage story goes to London and gets involved with murder, scam artists and rock concerts.
Style: witty, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: scam, concert, murder, reporter, journalism, media, conspiracy, dishonesty, crimes, espionage, scoop, media satire ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "La La Wood" follows the legacy of Jiminy Glick, first introduced on "The Martin Short Show," who went on to get (non)-critical acclaim for his talk show "Primetime Glick," where Mr. Glick interviewed countless ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, cynical, talky ...
Plot: journalism, actor's life, desire for fame, lifestyle, showbiz, artists and showbiz, media satire, culture clash, celebrity culture, workplace intrigue, tv show, celebrity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: montana, usa, canada, toronto ontario canada, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Late Show (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Over-the-hill gumshoe in Los Angeles seeks to avenge the killing of an old pal, another detective who had gotten himself involved in a case concerning a murdered broad, stolen stamps, a nickel-plated handgun, a cheating dolly, and a kidnapped ...
Style: clever, twists and turns, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: private detective, crimes, investigation, mystery, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners, elderly, partners against crime, aging, love and romance, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dark and Stormy Night (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the 1930s the family of old Sinas Cavinder, gathered for the reading of his will, find themselves being murdered by a mysterious phantom while two rival reporters compete for the story.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, not serious, captivating, offbeat
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Lady Against the Odds (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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The Wonders (2013)
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Duration: 112 min.
Story: Avi Nesher's new film tracks the complex relationship between a Jerusalem Graffiti artist and a mysterious modern day prophet who is imprisoned in an abandoned apartment across the Artist's window.
Style: humorous, atmospheric, witty, semi serious, surreal ...
Plot: investigation, lifestyle, mystery, mysterious character, amateur detective, society, religions or cults, artists and showbiz, supernatural power, private detective, rabbi, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Shut Up and Shoot! (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A movie producer hatches a scheme to have an actor (Silvio Pollio) kill his fellow filmmakers.
Style: realistic, cynical, dark humor, suspense, humorous ...
Plot: murder, satire, actor's life, dishonesty, deadly, artists and showbiz, politics, crimes, filmmaking, showbiz, cons and scams, hollywood ...
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49%
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The Census Taker (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When George (Greg Mullavey) and Martha (Meredith MacRae) let Harvey (Garrett Morris), an annoying census taker, into their home, they find themselves under a barrage of increasingly abusive questions. Furious at his intrusiveness, and at their ...
Style: dark humor, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: murder, law enforcement, crime, amateur detective, private detective, crimes, investigation, police detective, family relations, family business, family life, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Passion for Danger (1973)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: New York private eye Shamus McCoy likes girls, drink and gambling, but by the look of his flat business can't be too hot. So an offer of $10,000 to finds some diamonds stolen in a daring raid with a flame-thrower is too good to miss. His ...
Style: suspenseful, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
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Dirt Merchant (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A slacker turns P.I. to solve a rock star's murder.
Style: realistic, semi serious, dark humor, humorous
Plot: private detective, showbiz, murder, frame up, drug abuse, rock, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, amateur detective, crimes, deadly, mini skirt ...
Time: 90s
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46%
The Alphabet Murders (1965)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates a series of murders in London in which the victims are killed according to their initials.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, murder, serial killer, parody, investigation, deadly, crime, law enforcement, crimes, danger, silly humor, riddles and clues ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, scotland yard, london
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44%
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: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, entertaining, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, crimes, crime, who done it, uncover truth, law enforcement, mystery, dishonesty, femme fatale, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Compromising Positions (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An ex-newspaper woman who is now a suburban housewife can't resist getting involved in an investigation of the murder of a philandering dentist who had been having affairs with several of her neighbors.
Style: suspenseful, witty, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, amateur detective, investigation, suburbs, murder, unsupportive spouse, mystery, journalism, law enforcement, media, protagonist as suspect, couples ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Gunn (1967)
Genre: Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The madam of a floating bordello hires private eye Peter Gunn (Craig Stevens) to prove a gangster killed a crime boss.
Style: mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, gangsters, fighting crime, deadly, graphic violence, who done it, uncover truth, law enforcement, dishonesty, undercover ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
It's Only Money (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Lester is a clumsy and awkward TV repair man who is nevertheless gifted technically. In helping out a friend, he is drawn into a mystery involving a missing heir in a rich family. He begins to notice little things, like how much those family ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: missing person, mystery, amateur detective, femme fatale, cons and scams, legal action, investigation, disorder, manipulations, golden years, prodigy, adult virgin ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Big Empty (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman hires P.I. Lloyd Meadows to investigate her husband, a respectable social worker. What seemed to be a simple case of adultery turns into an ugly mess fast.
Style: suspenseful, gloomy, clever, twists and turns, witty ...
Plot: neo noir, infidelity, private detective, crimes, investigation, mystery, couples, power relations, who done it, store, school, journalism ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Notorious Landlady (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An American junior diplomat in London rents a house from, and falls in love with, a woman suspected of murder.
Style: semi serious, realistic, mind bending, suspenseful, witty ...
Plot: landlady, attempted murder, diplomat, danger, protagonist as suspect, amateur detective, legal investigation, legal, private detective, manipulations, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Towards Zero (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Inviting the ex-wife to a family reunion when the none-too-secure new wife will be there hardly seems to be a recipe for success, and true to form, bodies have begun to stack up by the end of this cinematic update of a classic Agatha Christie tale. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, witty, twists and turns ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, estate, mystery, who done it, riddles and clues, family relations, crimes, deadly, society, danger, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, atlantic ocean, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Big Fix (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Moses Wine, Richard Dreyfuss, at home one night watching a football game that he bet on is contacted by an old flame back from his radical days in collage Lila, Susan Anspach. Lila wants Moses to work for a candidate for governor of California, ...
Style: witty, serious, realistic, clever, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, politics, investigation, murder, mystery, state affairs, law enforcement, crimes, friendship, missing person, private investigator, investigator ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, beverly hills
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