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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, clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful, light, melancholic, enigmatic, romantic, erotic ...
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, ship, mystery, murder mystery, crimes, crime, who done it, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, multiple suspects, uncover truth, cruise, lawyer, dysfunctional family, dancing, suicide, secret, wine, inheritance, vacation, tourist, sadist ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 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, serious, suspenseful and clever films with plots about crimes, murder, mystery, investigation, crime, deadly and private detective mostly in Crime, Mystery 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, stylized ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, murder, uncover truth, crime, multiple suspects, crimes, murder mystery, danger, private investigator, suicide ...
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, talky, atmospheric, mind bending, captivating ...
Plot: cruise, murder, private detective, mystery, investigation, crime, murder mystery, heir heiress, lake or river, ship, deadly, multiple suspects ...
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: murder, private detective, island, investigation, crime, resort, mystery, murder mystery, insurance, law enforcement, resentment, gem ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: greece, south of france, albania, england, 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, investigation, island, mind game, hit and run, yacht, mystery, disorder, deadly, couples, cruise ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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, thought provoking, stylized, talky, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, train, private detective, murder, train ride, whodunit, stabbing, crime, multiple suspects, avalanche, who done it, 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: mind bending, talky, suspenseful, serious, clever ...
Plot: private detective, murder, riddles and clues, crimes, who done it, mystery, crime, estate, deadly, dishonesty, multiple suspects, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: clever, semi serious, talky, realistic
Plot: murder, private detective, multiple suspects, disorder, deadly, dishonesty, power relations, twins, hidden identity, starlet, law enforcement, amateur detective ...
Time: 1940s
Place: scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, detective series
Plot: murder, private detective, serial killer, multiple suspects, deadly, dishonesty, danger, manipulations, crimes, crime, uncover truth, who done it ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, femme fatale, mystery, who done it, uncover truth, crime, dishonesty, haunted by the past, amateur detective, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: cynical, clever, tense, stylized, witty ...
Plot: murder, neo noir, private detective, missing person, cons and scams, crime, mystery, law enforcement, partners against crime, crimes, uncover truth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, political corruption, police, police investigation, mystery, dishonesty, crimes, partners against crime, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, murder, investigation, danger, crimes, mystery, family relations, parents and children, lawyers and clients, old love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, clever, cynical, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, gambling, forbidden love, femme fatale, neo noir, blackmail, crime, mystery, gangsters, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, london, europe, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Murder on the Orient Express (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Agatha Christie's classic whodunit speeds into the twenty-first century. World-famous sleuth Hercule Poirot has just finished a case in Istanbul and is returning home to London onboard the luxurious Orient Express. But, the train comes to a ...
Style: tense, realistic, clever, serious, stylized ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Night Moves (1975)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 187 min.
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Style: talky, mind bending, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
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Under Suspicion (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the late 1950s, British police officer Tony Aaron resigns from the force after sleeping with Hazel, wife of the man whose house he was supposed to guard. In his new job as a fake private investigator, he helps couples get divorces by ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: private detective, adultery, murder, divorce, investigation, police investigation, vengeance, law enforcement, uncover truth, who done it, betrayal, false accusation ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959
Place: england, brighton, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: realistic, tense, talky, suspenseful, serious
Plot: amateur detective, private detective, murder, charity, investigation, eavesdropping, heart attack, miss marple, deadly, dishonesty, social differences, law enforcement ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Marlowe (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Los Angeles private-eye Philip Marlowe is trying to locate the brother of his new client, a woman named Orfamay Quest. The trail leads to two men who deny any knowledge of the brother's existence. Both are soon killed by an ice pick, so Marlowe ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, mind bending, psychological ...
Plot: private detective, murder, betrayal, blackmail, siblings relations, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, crime, who done it, dishonesty, investigation ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, neo noir, friendship, bribery, disfigurement, investigation, crime, mystery, gangsters, neo-noir ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, mexico, california, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: stylized, atmospheric, clever, realistic, serious ...
Plot: missing person, murder, neo noir, jazz club, private detective, political corruption, crime, neo-noir, mystery, uncover truth, crimes, interracial relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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: clever, talky, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Mighty Quinn (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, suspense ...
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman suddenly disappears after an early morning walk, and her husband is accused of murder.
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, serious, clever, cynical ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, crimes, who done it, crime, uncover truth, legal investigation, protagonist as suspect, wrong place wrong time, investigation, rivalry, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, psychological, realistic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: private detective, memory loss, infidelity, investigation, murder, plastic surgery, suspicion, amnesia, hospital, identity, coma, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: 4:50 from Paddington (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Miss Marple's visiting friend sees a woman being strangled on a passing train, they immediately report it to the police. Inspector Slack sees Miss Marple as a bit of a busy body and drops the investigation after only a few days. Miss ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: amateur detective, train, murder, private detective, riddles and clues, deadly, crime, partners against crime, mystery, who done it, murder investigation, law enforcement ...
Place: europe, england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Johnny Skidmarks (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Johnny Scardino is working for blackmailers, photographing wealthy guys in seedy motels. One such assignment turns the wrong way and blackmailers die one by one. Is Johnny the next on the list?
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, investigation, dead woman, car accident, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, legal investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, dishonesty, journalism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, voodoo, journalism, crime, small town, unlikely criminals, culture clash, lawyer, courtroom, murder trial, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: georgia, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: mind bending, serious, clever, suspenseful, talky ...
Plot: investigation, murder, private detective, amateur detective, resort, hotel, miss marple, mystery, riddles and clues, crime, crimes, who done it ...
Time: 80s
Place: caribbean, bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Prescription: Murder (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A psychiatrist uses a patient he is having an affair with to help him kill his wife, but his perfect alibi may come apart at the hands of a seemingly befuddled LAPD lieutenant.
Style: clever, serious, suspenseful, talky, realistic ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, infidelity, swimming pool, alibi, investigation, psychiatrist, police detective, mistress, crimes, crime, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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