Movies like P.J.

If you like "P.J." you are looking for movies about / with murder, private detective, conspiracy, violence, bodyguard and mistress themes of Action, Drama and Mystery genre shot in USA.
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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: murder, private detective, conspiracy, violence, bodyguard, 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 realistic, suspenseful, serious and mind bending films with plots about murder, private detective, crimes, mystery, deadly, investigation and dishonesty 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 (1972), A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014), Perry Mason Returns (1985). 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: private detective, rescue, murder, cruise ship, revenge, boat, fight, 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: detective agency, murder, private detective, probation, ex convict
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Return of Charlie Chan (1972)
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, mogul, sleuth, boat, luxury, ship, investigation, son, amateur detective, clue ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: serious, realistic, mind bending, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, murder, dishonesty, law enforcement, amateur detective, crimes, legal, dedicated lawyer, investigation, mystery, private detective, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: tense, realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, murder, courtroom drama, frame up, moral dilemma, manipulation, legal, love and romance, amateur detective, crimes, mystery, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, private detective, kidnapping, serial killer, investigation, crimes, murder of wife, mafia, strong violent content, haunted by the past, drug dealer, corpse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, year 1999 ...
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: serious, realistic, mind bending, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, murder, courtroom drama, who done it, writer's life, private detective, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, uncover truth, desire for fame, media ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, realistic, tense, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, false accusation, private detective, boss and employee, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, courtroom drama, legal action, legal, inheritance, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: murder, private detective, fbi, cia, cemetery, police department, death of father, stealing a car, cuckoo clock
Place: los angeles, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: cynical, clever, serious, talky, suspenseful ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, false accusation, rivalry, investigation, private detective, legal, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, courtroom drama, righting the wronged, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 ⇓
47%
River Runs Red (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When the son of a successful judge is killed by two police officers and the system sets them free, a hardened veteran detective finds some incriminating files on the officers and the judge teams up with another mourning father to take the law into ...
Style: tense, suspense, disturbing
Plot: murder, police, gunfight, vengeance, vigilantism, conspiracy, justice, crimes, cover up, violence, corruption, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, realistic, tense, mind bending, psychological ...
Plot: murder, private detective, missing person, gangsters, investigation, femme fatale, betrayal, blackmail, sleeping, siblings relations, who done it, martial arts ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, clever
Plot: private detective, who done it, investigation, police detective, mysterious character, partners against crime, riddles and clues, murder, whodunit, mystery, crimes, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: pretending to be gay, homoeroticism, murder, gay subtext, gay slur, gay interest, rape, male nudity, widow, private detective, betrayal, female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, writer's life, legal, crimes, dedicated lawyer, investigation, private detective, rivalry, dishonesty, ghost, mystery, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.9
 90
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 ⇓
39%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, neo noir
Plot: private detective, heroes, intrigue, dishonesty, crimes, protagonist as suspect, mystery, missing person, murder, murder disguised as suicide, psychiatrist, femme fatale ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Dead Man's Folly (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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, mind bending ...
Plot: private detective, murder mystery, murder, investigation, riddles and clues, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, multiple suspects, conspiracy, secretly observing, estate ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, false accusation, hotshot lawyer, mystery, who done it, investigation, legal, crimes, courtroom drama, amateur detective, murder, private detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 6K
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, captivating, tense, exciting
Plot: ex soldier, corrupt politician, heroes, tough guy, murder, woman in danger, conspiracy, politician, love triangle, villain, violence, courage ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: realistic, serious, mind bending, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, murder, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, crimes, amateur detective, legal, actor's life, artists and showbiz, mystery, riddles and clues, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.4
 94
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: murder, female nudity, private detective, female detective, nudity (full frontal - brief), strip club, stripper
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: realistic, serious, mind bending, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, investigation, gangsters, murder, graphic violence, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, fighting crime, undercover, crimes, who done it ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In war torn Calcutta during the 1940's, Byomkesh Bakshy, fresh out of college, pits himself against an evil genius who is out to destroy the world.
Style: exciting, semi serious, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Plot: private detective, master criminal, investigation, conspiracy, escapades, mystery, crimes, political intrigue, femme fatale, organized crime, world war two, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1943
Place: india, asia, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: murder, athlete, private detective, movie star, beach, ex wife, attorney, basement, private investigator, baseball player, estate, bandit ...
Place: los angeles, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Ulterior Motives (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A private eye becomes the bodyguard of a beautiful reporter being pursued by a Japanese mob.
Style: suspense, neo noir, cult film
Plot: reporter, yakuza, conspiracy, martial arts, safe, female reporter, tough guy, mixed martial arts, hotel, hitman, private detective, media coverage ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman from Las Vegas wants Perry Mason to defend her father.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever
Plot: courtroom, murder, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, rivalry, crimes, legal, uncover truth, investigation, mind game, dishonesty, courtroom drama ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Passion for Danger (1973)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: New York private eye Shamus McCoy likes girls, drink and gambling, but by the look of his flat business can't be too hot. So an offer of $10,000 to finds some diamonds stolen in a daring raid with a flame-thrower is too good to miss. His ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, cynical, witty ...
Plot: private detective, gangsters, amateur detective, chase, law enforcement, investigation, arms dealing, crimes, criminal heroes, partners, gang, partners against crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.2
 204
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: murder, architect, corrupt sheriff, waitress, hotel, witness, kidnapping, mother daughter relationship, filling station, sheriff, barrel, bar ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%