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Appointment with Death (1988)
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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 her dominating influence. She takes herself, the children and her daughter-in-law Nadine on holiday to Europe and the Holy Land. In Jerusalem, the great detective Hercule Poirot meets up with a woman friend, Dr. Sarah King, who falls in love with Raymond Boynton to Emily's disapproval. Lady Westholme, her secretary Miss Quinton and lawyer Cope are following them too. The children discover the second will and Emily succeeds in rubbing the rest the wrong way, causing much hatred towards her. At a dig, Emily is found dead. Poirot investigates.
Style: talky, serious, suspenseful, clever, realistic, light, melancholic, enigmatic, romantic, erotic ...
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, ship, mystery, murder mystery, crime, cruise, who done it, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, lawyer, multiple suspects, law enforcement, uncover truth, dysfunctional family, dancing, suicide, secret, wine, inheritance, vacation, tourist, sadist ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1937
Place: israel, middle east, holy land, new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and clever films with plots about murder, crime, mystery, crimes, investigation, deadly and private detective mostly in Mystery, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Appointment with Death: Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989), Death on the Nile (1978), Evil Under the Sun (1982), The Last of Sheila (1973), Murder on the Orient Express (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, riddles and clues, crime, uncover truth, murder, multiple suspects, murder mystery, crimes, private investigator, danger, who done it ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, london
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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: clever, atmospheric, mind bending, serious, talky ...
Plot: murder, cruise, private detective, mystery, murder mystery, crime, investigation, ship, lake or river, who done it, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 1930s
Place: egypt, england, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Evil Under the Sun (1982)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Trying to find how a millionaire wound up with a phony diamond brings Hercule Poirot to an exclusive island resort frequented by the rich and famous. When a murder is committed, everyone has an alibi.
Style: clever, serious, suspenseful, talky, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, murder, island, investigation, crime, resort, murder mystery, mystery, who done it, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: greece, albania, england, south of france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder mystery, murder, mind game, island, investigation, yacht, mystery, hit and run, prank, whodunit, scavenger hunt, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mediterranean sea, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: suspenseful, stylized, thought provoking, talky, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, train, private detective, murder, train ride, whodunit, murder mystery, crime, stabbing, who done it, multiple suspects, mysterious character ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: istanbul turkey, london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: talky, clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, murder, riddles and clues, mystery, crime, investigation, murder mystery, who done it, estate, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: belgium, england, europe
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Murder in Three Acts (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In Acapulco, Hercule Poirot attends a dinner party in which one of the guests clutches his throat and suddenly dies. The causes seem to be natural until another party with most of the same guests produces another corpse.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, detective series
Plot: murder, private detective, crime, mystery, serial killer, estate, riddles and clues, who done it, crimes, deadly, manipulations, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Harper (1966)
Genre: Action, 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: clever, cynical, stylized, tense, witty ...
Plot: neo noir, murder, private detective, mystery, missing person, cons and scams, crime, partners against crime, investigation, crimes, kidnapping, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Thirteen at Dinner (1985)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Actress Jane Wilkinson wants a divorce, but her husband, Lord Edgware, refuses. She convinces Hercule Poirot to use his famed tact and logic to make her case. Lord Edgware turns up murdered, a well-placed knife wound at the base of his neck. It will ...
Style: talky, semi serious, clever, realistic
Plot: private detective, murder, mystery, femme fatale, hidden identity, crime, murder mystery, protagonist as suspect, investigation, manipulations, who done it, police investigation ...
Time: 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Big Sleep (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The classic Raymond Chandler tale retold with Mitchum taking over the Bogart role.
Style: talky, suspenseful, serious, clever, cynical ...
Plot: private detective, femme fatale, investigation, blackmail, neo noir, forbidden love, gambling, mystery, crime, gangsters, daughter, planned murder ...
Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Twilight (1998)
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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 ⇓
28%
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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, investigation, mystery, murder, crimes, danger, parents and children, family relations, lawyers and clients, old love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: clever, tense, suspense, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, chess, murder, neo noir, florida keys, mystery, missing person, neo-noir, femme fatale, crime, espionage ...
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Style: serious, clever, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 187 min.
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Style: serious, clever, talky, realistic, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Deceiver (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: clever, talky, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
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22%
Murder at the Gallop (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Miss Marple and Mr Stringer are witness to the death of the very old and rich Mr. Enderby by heart attack. Yet they have their doubts about what happened. The police don’t believe them thus leading Miss Marple to yet again investigate by herself. ...
Style: talky, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
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22%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: On Vacation, Miss Marple discovers that death of a British Officer is actully a murder and must solve the the case before the murderer strikes again
Style: suspenseful, serious, talky, realistic, clever ...
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
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Style: clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic, cynical ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Mirror Crack'd (1980)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending, tense ...
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Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: talky, suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: caribbean, bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, talky, realistic, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, investigation, crime, mystery, who done it, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, legal, amateur detective, dedicated lawyer ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Murder by Death (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 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: humorous, not serious, realistic, disturbing, feel good ...
Plot: private detective, murder, parody, butler, dark and stormy night, one night, mansion, guest, sidekick, mystery, riddles and clues, reward ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Drowning Pool (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized
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Time: 20th century, 70s
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21%
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, semi serious, twists and turns, witty, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, odd couple, partners against crime, mystery, partners, aging, who done it, crimes, murder, deadly, dishonesty ...
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Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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