Movies like Darker Than Amber

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Darker Than Amber (1970)
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Darker Than Amber (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Rod Taylor plays John D. MacDonald's famous Florida PI Travis McGee. Professional beach bum and 'knight errant' Travis McGee goes up against psychotic body-builder Terry Bartell. McGee pulls out all the stops when he joins a Carribean cruise to bring the killer to justice.
Plot: private detective, murder, rescue, cruise ship, revenge, fight, boat, doppelganger
Place: florida

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Most similar movies to Darker Than Amber

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, realistic and serious films with plots about murder, revenge, private detective, violence, investigation, police and kidnapping mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Darker Than Amber: P.J. (1968), A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014), Fear Is the Key (1972), The Return of Charlie Chan (1973), The Drowning Pool (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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P.J. (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Reluctant New York City private eye P.J. Detweiler is hired as a bodyguard to protect Maureen Preble, the mistress of shady millionaire William Orbison. In truth, Orbison plans a deadly intrigue in which P.J. is to play a central part. Meanwhile, ...
Plot: private detective, murder, conspiracy, violence, bodyguard, mistress
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Genre: Action, 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: tense, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, private detective, kidnapping, serial killer, investigation, crime, crimes, mafia, neo noir, haunted by the past, drug dealer, corpse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Fear Is the Key (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After his family are killed in a plane crash, a man plots an elaborate revenge scheme on those responsible. He sets himself up as a criminal in order to get close to a tycoon who has been approached by the culprits to help them retrieve the cargo of ...
Style: rough, tense, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, murder, kidnapping, chase, gangsters, rescue, danger, revenge, airplane, dedicated lawyer, legal, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, son, luxury, boat, clue, ship, investigation, sleuth, mogul, retirement ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Drowning Pool (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Harper is brought to Louisiana to investigate an attempted blackmail scheme. He soon finds out that it involves an old flame of his and her daughter. He eventually finds himself caught in a power struggle between the matriarch of the family and a ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: private detective, neo noir, police corruption, murder, investigation, sexual content, cons and scams, who done it, uncover truth, graphic violence, mystery, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 ...
Style: talky, suspenseful, clever, realistic, serious ...
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, ship, blackmail, mystery, murder mystery, multiple suspects, crimes, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1937, 80s
Place: israel, middle east, holy land, new jersey, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Rockford Files: If the Frame Fits... (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jim Rockford, is framed for the murder of another rival detective with whom Jim was seen having an argument.
Plot: police department, cemetery, private detective, murder, fbi, cia, cuckoo clock, stolen car, death of father
Place: los angeles, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Florida Connection (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Dan Gordon arrives in town on the edge of the Florida Everglades, planning to take part in a drug smuggling operation. He's aided by his friend, Mule Tucker, but runs into opposition from corrupt local cops.
Plot: murder, marijuana, chase, police, swamp, man wearing towel, cannabis, man wrapped in a towel, drug smuggling
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Guns & Lipstick (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A female private investigator's latest client turns up murdered, and she is thrust into a deadly underworld of bi-sexual strippers, a Chinese Godfather with a taste for young girls and the hunt for one very elusive gem.
Plot: stripper, villainess, prostitute, strip club, private detective, crime lord, crime boss, bartender, female nudity, murder, lesbianism, female detective ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Back to the Streets of San Francisco (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mike Stone's back and his old partner, Steve Keller, is missing. So Mike heads up an investigation. At the same time, he is investigating another brutal murder. And he is trying to decide which of two inspectors shall he recommend for the ...
Plot: murder, mystery, disappearance, evidence, partner, drug addict, rookie, warden, police captain, priest, promotion, gunfight ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Kill Squad (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A wealthy business man is a victim of an assault and is shot and wheelchair bound while his wife is gang raped and murdered. He then assembles his motley squad of Vietnam buddies to kung fu their way to revenge and get those muthas back.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: violence, murder, vietnam veteran, martial arts, revenge, fight, gun, accident, vietnam war veteran, car, karate, kung fu ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Just for the Hell of It (1968)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A teenage gang led by the vicious Dexter; his girlfriend Mitzi; and friends Denny and Lummonx; create havoic in a small Florida town by harrassing various people, vandalizing property, well... just for the hell of it. When a former gang member, ...
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: violence, vandalism, beach, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, car chase, hedonism, exploitation, gang, revenge, rape, female nudity, police ...
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Just Cause (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Earl is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl. Eight years after the crime he calls in Paul Armstrong, a professor of law, to help prove his innocence. Armstrong quickly uncovers some overlooked evidence to present to the ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, psychological, mind bending, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, prison, psychopath, death row, police brutality, electric chair, mystery, crime, crimes, police detective, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: florida, usa, harvard university, everglades, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.8
 30
Victimized (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Matt Miller has spent his entire life living in the shadows of his brother. He believes if his brother were to disappear then so would all his problems. So one deadly night Matt decides to take matters into his own hands.
Plot: murder, revenge, violence, brother brother relationship, gay, family relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Zinda (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film is about a man, who has been imprisoned for 14 years, who has been released and has four days to figure out why he was imprisoned in the first place.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, danger, martial arts, crimes, confined, captivity, dishonesty, rivalry, missing person, imprisonment, wrongful conviction, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.1
 187
Silhouette (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An architect witnesses a brutal murder in a small Texas town.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: barrel, murder, architect, silhouette, mercedes benz, corrupt sheriff, service station, sheriff, exploding car, waitress, witness, bar ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.5
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Unbound (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Julius Fonteneau has decided to take the law into his own hands after his daughter has gone missing. His only friend supports him while his wife resents him and the police are growing suspicious of his intentions. He must determine right from wrong ...
Plot: blood, murder, violence, husband wife relationship, revenge, deception, kidnapping, psycho killer
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
What We Did That Night (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An ex-con Henry (Rick Schroder) returns to town after being released from prison and contacts his old college frat members about a murder that they committed years earlier. They have to return to move the body to a new location before it is ...
Plot: murder, friendship, revenge, grave digging, corpse, dark secret, ex convict, secret, prank, mockery, digging a grave
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Twenty 20 (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 195 min.
Story: Advocate Ramesh saves Devan from a murder case. Later, he realize Devan was the actual culprit. Ramesh tries for a payback, unaware of Devan's real intentions and the reason for the murder.
Plot: rape, revenge, murder, police officer, beauty pageant, sibling relationship, romance, doctor, thief, gun, gunfight, murder of sister ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Judge and Jake Wyler (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A retired lady judge runs a private detective agency, helped by an ex-con and various parolees.
Plot: murder, detective agency, probation, private detective, ex convict
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.3
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The Owl (1991)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: After the violent murder of his family, a man becomes a vigilante dispensing his own kind of justice to people in need.
Plot: missing father, insomnia, martial artist, private detective, bar fight, vigilante, revolver, murder, revenge
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Killing Angels (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: A group of elitists recruit a freelance agent in an attempt to bring down the worlds biggest human trafficking network.
Plot: human trafficking, sex trade, murder, violence, kidnapping, sex, revenge, death, husband wife relationship, sex trafficking
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Natural Causes (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An American links her mothers death in Bankok to a plot involving Vietnamese refugees.
Plot: espionage, murder, cia, death of mother
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Thunder Island (1963)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Puerto Rico, USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: A hit man hijacks a boat — and the married couple aboard — in order to carry out a contract on a dictator in the Caribbean.
Plot: boat, exile, politics, hostage, nationalism, ruler, advertising, husband wife relationship, rescue, chase, hitman, murder ...
Place: puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
As Good as Dead (1995)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Susan switches identities with her new friend Nicole, so that Nicole can pay for her medical bills with Susan's insurance. Then Susan finds herself trapped in her new identity when Nicole ends up dead under questionable circumstances.
Plot: murder, body swapping, father, brother, hospital, pantyhose, female stockinged legs, secret identity, black pantyhose, secret
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Rockford Files: I Still Love L.A. (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Detective Jim Rockford works to uncover facts of the death of a wealthy socialite whose two grown children are accused of murdering her. Complicating matters are Rockford's omnipresent "friend" Angel, and Rockford's ex-wife Kit, ...
Plot: athlete, basement, lawyer, attorney, convertible, baseball player, bandit, ex wife, rolls royce, police, beach, estate ...
Place: los angeles, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Farmer (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Kyle Martin returns as a silver star hero, but realizes running a one man farm is not profitable, and the bank wants to foreclose, despite returning as a hero. Then a gambler Johnny has a car accident near his farm, in which Kyle saves his life, in ...
Plot: farmer, exploitation, cult, murder, revenge, money, death, veteran, hitman, acid burning, farm, gangsters ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Naked Face (1984)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Chicago psychiatrist Judd Stevens (Roger Moore) is suspected of murdering one of his patients when the man turns up stabbed to death in the middle of the city. After repeated attempts to convince cops Rod Steiger and Elliott Gould of his innocence, ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, false accusation, patient, psychiatrist, on the run, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, frame up, crime, crimes, who done it, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.1
 519
Open Season (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Switzerland, USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three Vietnam vets have become so conditioned to violence that they have developed psychotic tendencies. They kidnap people, brutalize them, then turn them loose and hunt them like animals. However the father of one of their earlier victims is ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: victim, hunting, murder, kidnapping, sadism, revenge, veteran, gun, torture, cabin, station wagon, rage ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Deceptions (1990)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a wealthy socialite kills her husband, she claims self-defense. The cop assigned to the case is suspicious but becomes obsessed with the sensual young woman.
Plot: police, murder, duplicity, bikini, investigation, femme fatale, socialite, sex, erotica, seduction, love
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%