Movies like Inherent Vice

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 6.7
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Inherent Vice
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: In Los Angeles at the turn of the 1970s, drug-fueled detective Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of an ex-girlfriend.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, twists and turns, semi serious, melancholic, enigmatic, surreal, offbeat, realistic, cerebral ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, drugs, marijuana, neo noir, paranoia, runaway, obsession, greed, drugs/alcohol, crime, hotel, neo-noir, uncover truth, missing person, noir, dialogue, existentialism, pot smoking, private investigator, eccentricity, adaptation, dialogue driven, weed, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 70s, year 1967, year 1970
Place: los angeles, california, usa, southern california
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Buffalo '66
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
USA, Canada
110 min.
 7.5
Punch-Drunk Love
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
USA
95 min.
 7.3
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, talky, clever and melancholic films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, twists & turns, mentor, runaway, brutality and pornography mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Inherent Vice: The Long Goodbye (1973), The Master (2012), The Two Jakes (1990), Bottle Rocket (1996), Zero Effect (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Long Goodbye
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: atmospheric, cynical, stylized, witty, serious ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, crime, mystery, neo-noir, murder, betrayal, gangsters, neo noir, noir, deadpan, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico, latin america ...
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 7.1
 125K
The Master
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Freddie, a volatile, heavy-drinking veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, finds some semblance of a family when he stumbles onto the ship of Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic leader of a new "religion" he forms after World ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, intellectual, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: cult, insanity, drifter, right hand man, greed, cause and meaning, storytelling, manipulation, drugs/alcohol, nudity (full frontal - brief), character study, religion ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: usa, california, pennsylvania, alabama, england
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System:   79%
    User:   89%
 
 6.1
 10K
The Two Jakes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: This sequel to the classic Chinatown finds private detective Jake Gittes still haunted from the events of the first film. Hired by a man to investigate his wife's infidelities, Jake once again finds himself involved in a complicated plot ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful, cynical ...
Plot: crime, investigation, murder, private detective, mystery, betrayal, infidelity, adultery, dialogue, crimes, corruption, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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System:   69%
    User:   78%
 
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 7.1
 62K
Bottle Rocket
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Upon his release from a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown, the directionless Anthony joins his friend Dignan, who seems far less sane than the former. Dignan has hatched a hair-brained scheme for an as-yet-unspecified crime spree that ...
Style: talky, humorous, clever, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, robbery, buddies, unlikely criminals, theft, unlikely friendships, friendship, crime gone awry, love, deadpan, dialogue driven ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
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System:   68%
    User:   67%
 
 7.0
 13K
Zero Effect
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Daryl Zero is a private investigator. Along with his assistant, Steve Arlo he solves impossible crimes and puzzles. Though a master investigator, when he is not working, Zero doesn't know what to do with himself. He has no social skills, writes ...
Style: witty, semi serious, clever, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: mystery, private detective, investigation, murder, hidden identity, eccentricity, plot twist, secrets, lone wolves, surveillance, dialogue, noir ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, portland oregon
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    User:   60%
 
Punch-Drunk Love
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A beleaguered small-business owner gets a harmonium and embarks on a romantic journey with a mysterious woman.
Style: surreal, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, interesting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, love, depression, self discovery, loneliness, true love, shyness, relationships, love story, eccentricity, obsession, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, hawaii, california, utah
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System:   63%
    User:   74%
 
The Minus Man
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Minus Man is a 1999 film based on the novel by Lew McCreary. It was directed by Hampton Fancher, who also wrote the screenplay. The film centers on a psychotic killer whom Fancher describes as "a cross between Psycho's Norman Bates, ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, clever, offbeat, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, small town, violence, murder, drugs/alcohol, death, dangerous attraction, psychology, dialogue, psychopath, violent, eccentricity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: oregon, vancouver british columbia canada
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System:   62%
    User:   66%
 
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 6.8
 39K
To Die For
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Suzanne Stone (Maretto) wants to be a world-famous news anchor and she is willing to do anything to get what she wants. What she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in cold determination and diabolical wiles. As she pursues her goal with ...
Style: dark humor, clever, disturbing, biting, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, murder, journalism, crime, manipulation, television, blind ambition, hitman, desire for fame, crime gone awry, pornography, media satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa, california, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   47%
 
 7.3
 34K
Hard Eight
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A stranger mentors a young Reno gambler who weds a hooker and befriends a vulgar casino regular.
Style: clever, serious, gloomy, enigmatic, talky ...
Plot: gambling, casino, betrayal, crime, redemption, violence, murder, neo noir, drinking, hotel, neo-noir, blackmail ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, california, las vegas, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   61%
 
 7.5
 41K
Buffalo '66
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they will soon marry.
Style: dark humor, talky, clever, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: bowling, kidnapping, prison, redemption, dysfunctional family, on the road, obsessive quest, storytelling, revenge, loneliness, dialogue driven, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   54%
 
 6.3
 105K
Ave, Caesar!
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tells the comedic tale of Eddie Mannix, a fixer who worked for the Hollywood studios in the 1950s. The story finds him at work when a star mysteriously disappears in the middle of filming.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, satirical ...
Plot: hollywood, kidnapping, showbiz, filmmaking, ransom, artists and showbiz, dialogue, ancient rome, journalist, actor's life, storytelling, writers ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   43%
 
Devil in a Blue Dress
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In late 1940s Los Angeles, Easy Rawlins is an unemployed black World War II veteran with few job prospects. At a bar, Easy meets DeWitt Albright, a mysterious white man looking for someone to investigate the disappearance of a missing white woman ...
Style: clever, stylized, atmospheric, suspense, serious ...
Plot: crime, neo-noir, murder, political corruption, mystery, violence, neo noir, jazz, amateur detective, oldies, twists & turns, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   42%
 
 6.8
 20K
Prizzi's Honor
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A professional hit man and hit woman fall in love, only to discover that they have each been hired to kill the other.
Style: dark humor, clever, cynical, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, crime, romance, betrayal, mafia, organized crime, assassination, murder, gangster, assassin, love ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   46%
 
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American Gigolo
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Julian makes a lucrative living as an escort to older women in the Los Angeles area. He begins a relationship with Michelle, a local politician's wife, without expecting any pay. One of his clients is murdered and Detective Sunday begins ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: murder, crime, redemption, stylish, prostitution, loneliness, police investigation, investigation, guilt, prostitute, murder mystery, pornography ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   45%
 
 5.0
 1K
Trixie
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Emily Watson stars as Trixie, an eccentric woman who aspires to quit her job as a security guard and become a private detective. However, comedy intervenes and the mess begins...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: murder, hospital, investigation, dialogue, ship, crime, crimes, death, amateur detective, private detective, political corruption, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   55%
 
 6.7
 10K
The Deep End
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: With her husband Jack perpetually away at work, Margaret Hall raises her children virtually alone. Her teenage son is testing the waters of the adult world, and early one morning she wakes to find the dead body of his gay lover on the beach of their ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Plot: murder, gay, crime, neo noir, death, violence, parents and children, redemption, police investigation, twists & turns, family drama, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   55%
 
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two married couples find only trouble and heartache as their complicated lives unfold. After 40 years of marriage, Alfie leaves his wife to pursue what he thinks is happiness with a call girl. His wife, Helena, reeling from abandonment, decides to ...
Style: cynical, clever, witty, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, romance, writer's life, divorce, relationships, oldies, human nature, couple relations, writers, immortality, looking for love, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   51%
 
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: CW Briggs is a veteran insurance investigator, with many successes. Betty Ann Fitzgerald is a new employee in the company he works for, with the task of reorganizing the office. They don't like each other - or at least that's what they ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: crime, investigation, workplace, screwball, adultery, jazz, neo noir, unlikely criminals, hypnosis, opposites attract, dialogue, murder mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, istanbul turkey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   40%
 
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 6.4
 18K
The Yards
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the rail yards of Queens, contractors repair and rebuild the city's subway cars. These contracts are lucrative, so graft and corruption are rife. When Leo Handler gets out of prison, he finds his aunt married to Frank Olchin, one of the big ...
Style: tense, bleak, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: crime, betrayal, corruption, political corruption, murder, organized crime, mafia, gangster, justice, moral dilemma, urban, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   52%
 
 6.2
 31K
Nurse Betty
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: What happens when a person decides that life is merely a state of mind? If you're Betty, a small-town waitress and soap opera fan from Fair Oaks, Kansas, you refuse to believe that you can't be with the love of your life just because he ...
Style: clever, witty, semi serious, dark humor, road movie ...
Plot: violence, murder, hitman, obsession, insanity, death, losing-it hero, hospital, small town, obsessive quest, crime, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, cross country, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   37%
 
 6.5
 31K
Hollywoodland
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The complicated life and controversial suicide of George Reeves is investigated by a fictional private detective who finds that there are reasons to suspect that Reeves may not have killed himself after all. The detective also finds that there is a ...
Style: talky, stylized, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, mystery, murder, hollywood, suicide, death, neo noir, crime, police investigation, neo-noir, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   38%
 
 7.1
 27K
The Limey
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Limey follows Wilson, a tough English ex-con who travels to Los Angeles to avenge his daughter's death. Upon arrival, Wilson goes to task battling Valentine and an army of L.A.'s toughest criminals, hoping to find clues and piece ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, suspense, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: crime, gangsters, revenge, murder, investigation, father daughter relationship, storytelling, violence, vengeance, gangster, death, hitman ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   47%
 
 6.0
 7K
Palmetto
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A recently released ex-con gets involved in a fake kidnapping scheme that turns very real.
Style: suspenseful, gloomy, serious, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime, mystery, murder, sex, police investigation, neo noir, neo-noir, cons and scams, plot twist, noir, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   47%
 
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Kicked in the Head
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Redmond is a young guy who can't find what to do with his life. When his uncle Sam gives him the bag to deliver to some uptown connection he fails to do so and it gets them in trouble with Jack, low-key criminal. After that tough guy Stretch ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, light ...
Plot: gangsters, farce, crime gone awry, marijuana, drugs, violence, going straight, pornography, splatter, brutality, crime, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   48%
 
 7.7
 20K
Fallen Angels
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this bifurcated crime narrative, a disillusioned hitman attempts to escape from his violent lifestyle against the wishes of his partner, who is infatuated with him, and an eccentric mute repeatedly encounters, then subsequently falls for, a ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, surreal, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: love, assassin, hitman, loneliness, assassination, crimes, stylish, storytelling, love and romance, crime, urban, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, tokyo, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   42%
 
 6.6
 10K
Clay Pigeons
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Clay is a young man in a small town who witnesses his friend, Earl kill himself because of the ongoing affair that Clay was having with the man's wife, Amanda. Feeling guilty, Clay now resists the widow when she presses him to continue with ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, clever, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Plot: serial killer, small town, murder, crime, infidelity, desert, neo noir, murder mystery, couple relations, twists & turns, police investigation, dialogue ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   38%
 
Mad Dog and Glory
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Wayne Dobie is a shy cop whose low-key demeanor has earned him the affectionate nickname "Mad Dog." After Mad Dog saves the life of Frank Milo, a crime boss and aspiring stand-up comedian, he's offered the company of an attractive ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: crime, gangster, jazz, crimes, gangsters, mafia, mob, spelling bee, organized crime, drinking, dishonesty, violent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   41%
 
 6.6
 10K
The Big Easy
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Remy McSwain is a New Orleans police lieutenant who investigates the murder of a local mobster. His investigation leads him to suspect that fellow members of the police force may be involved.
Style: clever, sexy, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: police corruption, crime, police, corruption, murder, police investigation, investigation, romance, neo noir, verbal byplay, uncover truth, neo-noir ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, california, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   30%
 

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Mulholland Falls
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
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System:   33%
    User:   35%
 
 7.2
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Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
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