Movies like P.J.

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P.J. (1968)
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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, complications ensue as P.J. gradually falls in love with Maureen. (Wikipedia)
Plot: private detective, murder, conspiracy, bodyguard, violence, mistress
Place: new york

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Most similar movies to P.J.

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and mind bending films with plots about murder, private detective, crimes, deadly, investigation, mystery and crime mostly in Drama, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like P.J.: Darker Than Amber (1970), The Judge and Jake Wyler (1972), The Return of Charlie Chan (1973), Perry Mason Returns (1985), A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ...
Plot: rescue, murder, private detective, revenge, cruise ship, fight, boat, doppelganger
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 ⇓
83%
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 ⇓
75%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Perry Mason defends the husband of a famous rock singer who was found being killed after having had a tremendous discussion with her husband and her manager.
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, serious
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, deadly, investigation, private detective, legal, couples, law enforcement, crime, dishonesty, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Perry must defend the husband of an old flame from a murder charge.
Style: clever, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, legal, deadly, rivalry, amateur detective, crimes, dishonesty, legal action, heroes, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Poisoned Pen (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The chief suspects in the murder of an author are the numerous colleagues whom he continuously plagiarized.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, desire for fame, private detective, crime, investigation, legal, amateur detective, intrigue, dedicated lawyer, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Perry Mason Returns (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When his former secretary (Barbara Hale) is accused of a murder, Perry Mason (Raymond Burr) gives up a judgeship to defend her.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, mind bending, realistic
Plot: courtroom, false accusation, private detective, law enforcement, boss and employee, crimes, crime, legal, courtroom drama, legal action, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Mystery of the Almond Trees (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A pair of macho private detectives pose as a gay couple to gain access into the world of a perverted wealthy widow, Doña Josefina, also known as “Mrs. Open Mind.” The widow’s summer home, it seems, is a legendary lightning rod for scandal ...
Plot: homoeroticism, murder, female nudity, pretending to be gay, widow, private detective, machismo, nude woman murdered, rape, betrayal, gay interest, gay slur ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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 ⇓
66%
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 ⇓
65%
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: talky, cynical, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, hotshot lawyer, wrong place wrong time, legal, amateur detective, power relations, crimes, rivalry, investigation, legal investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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 ⇓
65%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Telltale Talk Show Host (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dr Sheila Carlin is good friends with Della who calls Perry in when she is being pestered by someone. On the theory that it could be somebody that she works with at a radio stations she arranges Perry to be interviewed by Winslow Keene who is also ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, tape over mouth
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
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Story: Genius detective Nero Wolfe and his right-hand man, Archie Goodwin, solve seemingly impossible crimes.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, clever
Plot: private detective, investigation, who done it, police detective, mysterious character, partners against crime, riddles and clues, murder, mystery, whodunit, crimes, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.2
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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 ⇓
63%
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: clever, tense, suspenseful, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: murder, train, private detective, revenge, conspiracy, riddles and clues, investigation, mystery, mysterious character, on the road, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century
Place: istanbul turkey, belgrade
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: tense, mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, private detective, missing person, gangsters, femme fatale, betrayal, investigation, blackmail, crimes, sleeping, intrigue, crime ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jordan White, a publisher friend of Perry, is called to a hotel where a guest, famous horror writer David Hall, has cleared out the hotel for a weekend and has called his "friends" - an actress, a fortune-teller, David's private ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: courtroom, perry mason, ghost, investigation, power relations, hotel, false accusation, courtroom drama, who done it, murder, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 4.8
 74
Hostage (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The leader of a South African Nation is imprisoned. His followers, led by Zabo, hijack a plane with the intent to use the passengers as hostages to trade for his release. They select a plane carrying a religious leader to use as their main hostage. ...
Plot: murder, terrorist, hostage, hijacking, quicksand, abduction
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: serious, realistic, talky, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: private detective, murder mystery, riddles and clues, murder, investigation, mystery, crimes, crime, dishonesty, deadly, multiple suspects, estate ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Rogue's Gallery (1968)
Genre: Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A private eye gets in trouble when he tries to help a woman in distress.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, deadly, intrigue, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, crimes, mystery, heroes, murder, missing person, psychiatrist, suicidal tendency ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.6
 112
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 ⇓
58%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Perry Mason is invited to the marriage of the daughter of an old friend of his. But after the ceremony the uncle of the bride is dead. Certainly this is a case for Perry Mason.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, perry mason, amateur detective, crime, courtroom drama, investigation, hotshot lawyer, deadly, mystery, murder, legal, private detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Motherless Brooklyn (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Lionel Essrog, a private detective living with Tourette syndrome, ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and best friend — a mystery that carries him from the gin-soaked jazz clubs of Harlem to the slums of Brooklyn to the gilded halls of New ...
Style: enigmatic, suspense, captivating, melancholic
Plot: private detective, murder investigation, brooklyn new york city, conspiracy, murder, tourette's syndrome, corruption, abuse of power, organized crime, social injustice, politics, investigation ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, usa, united states, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.4
 4K
Sarrainodu (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 159 min.
Story: Only one man can stop a villain who, backed by his father, brutally murders anyone who gets in the way of his unscrupulous real estate deals.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, tense
Plot: corrupt politician, ex soldier, heroes, tough guy, murder, conspiracy, politician, love triangle, woman in danger, villain, courage, violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
More Than Murder (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Private eye Mike Hammer tries to clear his friend, Captain Chambers, who has been framed for cocaine possession.
Plot: leotard, fitness gym, poker, fistfight, neo noir, womanizer, murder, private detective, male female relationship, investigation, police corruption, drugs
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On the set of a popular daytime soap opera 'Mile High', actress Kris Buckner is being forced off by co-star Mark Stratton. When she says that she'll 'kill him before she leaves the show', she makes herself the prime suspect ...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, serious
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, crimes, riddles and clues, who done it, dishonesty, amateur detective, artists and showbiz, legal, actor's life, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Friday Foster (1975)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Friday Foster, an ex-model magazine photographer, goes to Los Angeles International airport to photograph the arrival of Blake Tarr, the richest black man in America. Three men attempt to assassinate Tarr. Foster photographs the melee and is plunged ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, conspiracy, private detective, assassination, hitman, photographer, pimp, crimes, mysterious character, society, chases and races, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.4
 75
Molly & Gina (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Molly is the former secretary of a murdered private detective. Gina, a budding actress, witnessed the shooting which also killed her boyfriend. Together, they set out to bring the culprits to justice.
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), stripper, strip club, female detective, private detective, murder, female nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.3
 385
Gunn (1967)
Genre: Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The madam of a floating bordello hires private eye Peter Gunn (Craig Stevens) to prove a gangster killed a crime boss.
Style: mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, gangsters, fighting crime, deadly, graphic violence, who done it, uncover truth, law enforcement, dishonesty, undercover ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%