Movies like Inherent Vice

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Inherent Vice (2014)
 6.7
 79K
Inherent Vice (2014)
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, offbeat, realistic, humorous, suspenseful, clever, serious ...
Plot: investigation, neo noir, pot smoking, private investigator, missing person, lesbian cunnilingus, private detective, kidnapping, drug abuse, drugs/alcohol, crime, uncover truth, crimes, manipulations, stoners, dishonesty, disorder, drugs, marijuana, paranoia, woman in danger, life is a bitch, runaway, greed, obsession ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 70s, year 1967, year 1970
Place: los angeles, california, usa, southern california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, clever, interesting and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, crime, storytelling, runaway, murder, dialogue and twists & turns mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Inherent Vice: The Long Goodbye (1973), The Two Jakes (1990), American Gigolo (1980), Devil in a Blue Dress (1995), Hollywoodland (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: atmospheric, cynical, stylized, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: private detective, neo noir, betrayal, murder, neo-noir, investigation, crime, mystery, bribery, disfigurement, friendship, mission of murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, mexico, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.1
 10K
The Two Jakes (1990)
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: private detective, investigation, murder, betrayal, crime, terminal illness, golf, mystery, infidelity, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
American Gigolo (1980)
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, cynical ...
Plot: murder, gigolo, frame up, crime, materialism, pimp, prostitute, crimes, cheating wife, suspicion of murder, redemption, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, malibu california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
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, atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, murder, neo noir, private detective, jazz club, crime, neo-noir, mystery, jazz, amateur detective, political corruption, oldies ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.5
 31K
Hollywoodland (2006)
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, gloomy, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, neo noir, hollywood, murder, jealousy, suicide, mystery, loss of son, lesbian, loss of loved one, fame ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.1
 27K
The Limey (1999)
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, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: investigation, revenge, murder, neo noir, daughter, stakeout, warehouse, motel room, prison, suitcase, crime, gangsters ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe is hired by paroled convict Moose Malloy to find his girlfriend Velma, former seedy nightclub dancer.
Style: atmospheric, serious, twists and turns, realistic, clever ...
Plot: neo noir, private detective, femme fatale, ransom, drugs/alcohol, investigation, crime, planned murder, suspicion of murder, crimes, mystery, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role...
Style: dark humor, clever, humorous, talky, witty ...
Plot: thief, christmas, actor's life, private detective, neo noir, murder, crime, investigation, actor, audition, actress, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, denver colorado, venice beach california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 225K
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: suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, kidnapping, life is a bitch, victim, secret, tragic event, disappearance, death, private detective, morality, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Genre: 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: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, private detective, investigation, neo noir, alcoholic, crime, corpse, private investigator, mafia, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 90s, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, neo noir, police, political corruption, crime, police investigation, mystery, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, celebrity, prostitute ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.4
 93K
Brick (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, talky, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, investigation, murder, neo noir, mystery, amateur detective, drugs, drug dealing, puzzle, twists & turns, drug lord, loner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.2
 31K
Nurse Betty (2000)
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, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: violence, murder, native american, bartender, nurse uniform, hitman, friendship, delusion, salesman, losing-it hero, obsessive quest, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, cross country, kansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 8.2
 255K
Chinatown (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double ...
Style: atmospheric, mind bending, bleak, cynical, clever ...
Plot: private detective, incest, investigation, murder, rape, neo noir, high society, corruption, surveillance, mystery, chinatown, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.2
 9K
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, witty, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: private detective, neo noir, murder, mystery, missing person, femme fatale, crime, amateur detective, investigation, ex-cop, retired, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Best Laid Plans (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Rich, successful Bryce meets beautiful Lissa at a bar one night and invites her back to his house, not suspecting for a moment that Lissa isn't really who she seems. What unfolds next is a dangerous, tangled web of double-crosses and seduction.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, clever, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: neo noir, crime, crime gone awry, small town, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, couples, manipulations, couple relations, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nevada, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
 13K
Zero Effect (1998)
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, realistic, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, blackmail, mystery, murder, accountant, hidden identity, lone wolves, mysterious character, romance, vengeance, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, portland oregon, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.3
 34K
Hard Eight (1996)
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, realistic, rough ...
Plot: gambling, casino, blackmail, neo noir, betrayal, crime, ransom, christmas, male friendship, cheating, prostitute, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas, atlantic city new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 14K
The Dead Girl (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect.
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: murder, newspaper, investigation, missing person, vandalism, uncover truth, sexual abuse, dishonesty, family relations, couples, life is a bitch, fire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
All Good Things (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Newly-discovered facts, court records and speculation are used to elaborate the true love story and murder mystery of the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history.
Style: tense, gloomy, serious, realistic, based on true events ...
Plot: missing person, murder, mentally unstable, dysfunctional marriage, mystery, abortion, cross dressing, domestic violence, high society, disappearance, drugs/alcohol, childhood trauma ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 2000s, year 1978, year 1982 ...
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., florida, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 10K
The Deep End (2001)
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: emotional, suspense, gloomy, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: gay, murder, danger, neo noir, life is a bitch, death, ambulance, wound, fight, trumpet, casino, car wash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 28K
The Salton Sea (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After the murder of his beloved wife, a man in search of redemption is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey, he befriends slacker Jimmy "The Finn", becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her ...
Style: bleak, tense, clever, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, neo noir, dual identity, crime, neo-noir, vengeance, addiction, identity, heroin, cocaine, ex convict, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
 20K
Wonderland (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: On the afternoon of July 1, 1981, Los Angeles police responded to a distress call on Wonderland Avenue and discovered a grisly quadruple homicide. The police investigation that followed uncovered two versions of the events leading up to the brutal ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: murder, violence, police investigation, drug dealing, robbery, junkie, crime, investigation, vengeance, heroin, confession, cocaine ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: los angeles, usa, pasadena california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 10K
Night Moves (1975)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Private detective and former football player Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as a former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return ...
Style: clever, tense, suspense, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, murder, neo noir, florida keys, mystery, missing person, neo-noir, femme fatale, crime, espionage, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
 62K
Bottle Rocket (1996)
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: robbery, theft, motel, crime, heist, thief, buddies, unlikely criminals, maid, nervous breakdown, sibling relationship, language barrier ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker who only wants to bowl and drink white Russians, is mistaken for another Jeffrey Lebowski, a wheelchair-bound millionaire, and finds himself dragged into a strange series of events ...
Style: humorous, surreal, talky, twists and turns, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nihilism, kidnapping, crime, mistaken identity, bowling, stoners, disorder, dialogue, hippie, buddies, marijuana, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, malibu california, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 118
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: serious, clever, twists and turns, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: private detective, neo noir, infidelity, hollywood, femme fatale, investigation, school, store, dangerous attraction, crime, mystery, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
 70K
Broken City (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In a broken city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure, the mayor. Billy's relentless pursuit of justice, matched only by his streetwise ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, mayor, politics, betrayal, neo noir, crime, revenge, political corruption, election, police chief, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 10K
The Big Easy (1986)
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, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: police corruption, police, corruption, murder, neo noir, crime, investigation, police investigation, romance, verbal byplay, uncover truth, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, seaport, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 7K
Shattered (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Dan Merrick comes out from a shattering car accident with amnesia. He finds that he is married to Judith who is trying to help him start his life again. He keeps getting flashbacks about events and places that he can't remember. He meets pet ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, infidelity, memory loss, amnesia, hospital, car accident, plastic surgery, murder, mystery, neo-noir, coma ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%