Movies like How I Spent My Summer Vacation

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation (1967)
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How I Spent My Summer Vacation (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man who completes compiling a dossier on a mysterious billionaire begins to get the feeling that he is becoming the victim of a conspiracy.
Plot: castle, yacht, helicopter, cruise, guard dog, american, witness, surveillance, escape, job interview, suspicion, journal
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, swiss alps, mediterranean sea

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, realistic and tense films with plots about murder, escape, runaway, deception, greed, death and chase mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Desperate Voyage (1980), Monos (2019), The Conversation (1974), Nerve (2016), The Great Game (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Desperate Voyage (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Plummer plays a modern-day pirate who hijacks private yachts, steals the valuables on board, and sends the passengers to the bottom of the ocean. His captives on this voyage are Cliff Potts, Christine Belford, Lara Parker and Nicholas Pryor, none of ...
Plot: rape, devastation, yacht, pirate, ocean, caribbean sea, water, murder, cruise, trapped, boat, terror
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.0
 12K
Monos (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Colombia, Argentina, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Uruguay, USA, Switzerland, Denmark, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On a faraway mountaintop, eight kids with guns watch over a hostage and a conscripted milk cow.
Style: avant garde, ambiguous ending
Plot: teenage girl, cow, firearm, weapons, rescue, river, shot in the back, bridge, sex scene, campfire, shot to death, male nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Conversation (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Surveillance expert Harry Caul is hired by a mysterious client's brusque aide to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco's Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. ...
Style: psychological, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: surveillance, paranoia, character study, alienation, wiretap, obsession, losing-it hero, conspiracy, mystery, loner, unfulfillment, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.5
 112K
Nerve (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Industrious high school senior, Vee Delmonico, has had it with living life on the sidelines. When pressured by friends to join the popular online game Nerve, Vee decides to sign up for just one dare in what seems like harmless fun. But as she finds ...
Style: exciting, suspense, romantic, entertaining, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: game, teenage boy, technology, internet, rivalry, danger, computer cracker, courage, party, moral dilemma, surveillance, smartphone ...
Time: year 2017, 2010s
Place: seattle washington, new york, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 5.4
 316
The Great Game (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Pierre Blum, 40, is a writer who had his time of glory in the early 2000s. One evening, on a casino terrace, he meets Joseph Paskin. This mysterious man, charismatic and manipulative, is influential in the world of politics and persuades Pierre to ...
Plot: art gallery, french politics, democracy, divorced man, political activism, police raid, escape, assassination, ex husband ex wife relationship, political conspiracy, hiding place
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Alone: The Only Thing to Fear Is Yourself (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In today's world options are not running out, they are running away and we can't keep up. To be cutting edge today, one must hold their mind together when it simply feels as if it will explode. In the mind itself there are different parts ...
Style: mystical, spiritual
Plot: integrity, enlightenment, humanitarian, conscience, humanity, journey, fight, guru, spirituality, justice, witness
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Return of Charlie Chan (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Charlie Chan comes out of retirement to investigate a murder case aboard the yacht of a wealthy Greek shipping tycoon.
Style: psychotronic, suspense
Plot: murder, private detective, yacht, clue, victim, retirement, boat, investigation, son, ship, mogul, investigator ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Devil at 4 O'Clock (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A crusty, eccentric priest recruits three reluctant convicts to help him rescue a children's leper colony from a Pacific island menaced by a smoldering volcano.
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, rescue, evacuation, volcano, priest, ship, survival, adventurer, heroic mission, forces of nature, daring rescue, chases and races ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 6.3
 16K
Topaz (1969)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A French intelligence agent becomes embroiled in the Cold War politics first with uncovering the events leading up to the 1962 Cuban Missle Crisis, and then back to France to break up an international Russian spy ring.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: espionage, betrayal, kgb, secret agents, politics, state affairs, government agency, undercover, spy, surveillance, cold war, nato ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1962
Place: cuba, paris france, new york, copenhagen, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
 115K
The Firm (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Mitch McDeere is a young man with a promising future in Law. About to sit his Bar exam, he is approached by 'The Firm' and made an offer he doesn't refuse. Seduced by the money and gifts showered on him, he is totally oblivious to the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: law firm, legal, moral dilemma, mafia, surveillance, lawyer, crimes, fighting the system, seduction, blackmail, murder, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, memphis, tennessee, boston, southern usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 8.2
 285K
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: twists and turns, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: private detective, neo noir, investigation, rape, surveillance, corruption, deception, investigator, femme fatale, suspicion, domestic violence, secret ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, year 1937
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Operation Avalanche (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1967, four undercover CIA agents were sent to NASA posing as a documentary film crew. What they discovered led to one of the biggest conspiracies in American history.
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: conspiracy, moon landing, nasa, stalking, spy, secret agents, secret agent, mission, mysterious man, danger, secret mission, deception ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1968, year 1967, year 1965
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 88
Tentacle 8 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A mysterious computer virus wipes out highly classified personnel files at the NSA, prompting a top secret investigation. RAYMOND BERRY, an NSA operative is thrown into a detention center, where he is suspected of crimes against the United States. ...
Plot: intelligence agency, whistleblower, surveillance, espionage, conspiracy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
 12K
Dangerous Lies (2020)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After losing her waitressing job, Katie Franklin takes a job as a caretaker to a wealthy elderly man in his sprawling, empty Chicago estate. The two grow close, but when he unexpectedly passes away and names Katie as his sole heir, she and her ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, enigmatic, suspense ...
Plot: deception, caregiver, wealth, suspicion, estate, crime, uncover truth, dishonesty, crimes, money, lie, evil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 13K
Jagged Edge (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires lawyer Teddy Barnes to defend him, despite the fact she ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, mystery, crimes, crime, danger, legal, court, courtroom drama, neo noir, heiress ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
My Blood Runs Cold (1965)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Wealthy, reckless Californian Julie Merriday, accompanied by her boyfriend Harry Lindsay, an attorney, narrowly avoids crashing into a motorcycle driven by young Ben Gunther. Ben temporarily abandons his damaged cycle and accepts a ride from Julie ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: heiress, ancestor, diary, murder, deception, lawyer, accident, sailboat, reincarnation, underwater photography, chase, marina ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
 532
Wasted (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of high school friends reunite in their hometown for the funeral of an old buddy, 'Bender'; they will spend a weekend struggling to accept that Bender escaped what they can't - adulthood.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: coming of age, college, twenty something, youth, twentysomething life, friends, high school, haunted by the past, lifestyle, high school life, reunion, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 48K
Frantic (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ford plays an American doctor whose wife suddenly vanishes in Paris. To find her, he navigates a puzzling web of language, locale, laissez-faire cops, triplicate-form filling bureaucrats and a defiant, mysterious waif who knows more than she tells.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: missing wife, kidnapping, espionage, rescue, missing person, jazz, woman in danger, doctor, neo noir, crime, crimes, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 6.6
 87K
The Invitation (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Will and his new girlfriend Kira are invited to a dinner with old friends at the house of Will’s ex Eden and her new partner David. Although the evening appears to be relaxed, Will soon gets a creeping suspicion that their charming host David is ...
Style: twist ending, twists and turns, dark, scary, intense ...
Plot: psychological thriller, dinner party, suicide, deception, conspiracy, obsession, suspicion, stabbing, paranoia, mass murder, cult, group of friends ...
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Deadlier Than the Male (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In this 1967 drama, resourceful British agent Bulldog Drummond, who appeared onscreen in a series of spy stories between 1929 and 1951, returned to duty in the wake of James Bond. Here, Drummond (Richard Johnson) is on the trail of Carl Petersen ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, espionage, chess, environmentalism, legal, righting the wronged, who done it, mate swapping, rivalry, frame up, courtroom drama, deadly ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, england, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The last of the 'Airport' series again stars George Kennedy as aviation disaster-prone Joe Patroni, this time having to contend with nuclear missiles, the French Air Force and the threat of the plane splitting in two over the Alps!
Style: serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful, disaster movie ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, airplane accident, airport, airliner, fighter jet, survival, murder, arms dealer, race against time, terrorism, rescue, danger ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france, alps, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: murder mystery, murder, mind game, whodunit, yacht, vengeance, deadly, disorder, danger, manipulation, investigation, puzzle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mediterranean sea, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Shock Treatment (1964)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A private investigator endures the rigors of an insane asylum in order to locate $1 million in stolen loot.
Style: offbeat, serious, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, shock treatment, danger, amateur detective, isolation, confined, life is a bitch, crimes, mystery, doctors and patients, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Unlikely Girl (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jamie, a young American exchange student in rural France, finds herself in the middle of a love triangle as she and the host family's wayward daughter fall for the same boy. As dangerous lies and dark family secrets surface, Jamie becomes the ...
Plot: female director, jealousy, swimming pool, infidelity, love triangle, secret, seduction, female nudity, exchange student, manipulation, train, lesbian kiss ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Perfect Getaway (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: For their honeymoon, newlyweds Cliff and Cydney head to the tropical islands of Hawaii. While journeying through the paradisaical countryside the couple encounters Kale and Cleo, two disgruntled hitchhikers and Nick and Gina, two wild but ...
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, scary ...
Plot: murderous pair, honeymoon, serial killer, wilderness, psychopath, paranoia, escapades, manipulation, murder, survival, twists & turns, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 7K
The Mercy (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Yachtsman Donald Crowhurst's disastrous attempt to win the 1968 Golden Globe Race ends up with him creating an outrageous account of traveling the world alone by sea.
Style: scenic, captivating, exciting, tense, realistic ...
Plot: lost at sea, inventor, yacht, husband wife relationship, sea, adventure, sea voyage, ambition, against the odds, escapades, human spirit, press agent ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: england, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
 5K
Army of One (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Wellman Santee (Dolph Lundgren) a former race car driver, whose livelihood is transporting exotic stolen super cars, is involved, with his partner Eddie, in shoot out, resulting in the deaths of his friend and a highway cop. Santee is framed for the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, escape, on the run, frame up, police corruption, criminal heroes, police investigation, revenge, tough law enforcer, fugitives, partners, manhunt ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.8
 334K
The Game (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, mind game, uncover truth, life turned upside down, disorder, game, manipulation, neo noir, businessman, psychology, surveillance, scheme ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.1
 197
2Survive (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A desert survival reality show goes horribly wrong.
Plot: fear, camera, nurse, reality competition, middle finger, flatulence, crying, chase, secret, dog, giving the finger, long underwear ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Secret Ways (1961)
Genre: Adventure, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Vienna, 1956. After Soviet tanks crush the Hungarian uprising, soldier-of-fortune Mike Reynolds is hired to help a threatened Hungarian scientist (Prof. Jansci) escape from Budapest. He and Julia, the professor's daughter, cross the boulder ...
Plot: torture, iron curtain, resistance fighter, communism, martial law, disguise, betrayal, escape, secret mission, cold war, spy, scientist ...
Time: 1950s, year 1956, 50s
Place: vienna, europe, austria, soviet union, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%