Movies like Travis McGee

If you like "Travis McGee" you are looking for movies about / with private investigator, private detective, investigator, boat, corpse, reputation and faked death themes of Drama genre shot in USA.
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Travis McGee (1983)
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Travis McGee (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Travis McGee is a world-weary private eye trying to help boat skipper friend Van Harder salvage his reputation that sank when his boat ran aground, resulting in a death that might have been faked.
Plot: private investigator, private detective, investigator, boat, corpse, reputation, faked death, mysterious death

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Most similar movies to Travis McGee

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and disturbing films with plots about private detective, husband wife relationship, danger, private investigator, boat, heroes and murder mostly in Drama, Mystery and Western genres. Some movies like Travis McGee: Uncle Tom's Cabin (1987), All the Winters That Have Been (1997), Nowhere to Run (1978), The Winter of Our Discontent (1983), Secrets (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Women (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The film is divided into two segments, both set in Europe during WWII.
Plot: wartime life, wrestler
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Uncle Tom's Cabin (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The life of an aging black slave, Tom, and the people he interacts with.
Plot: civil war, slavery, black
Time: victorian era
Place: louisiana, new orleans
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79%
Without Warning: The James Brady Story (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1981, during the assassination attempt on then President Ronald Reagan, White House Press Secretary James Brady was shot and left paralyzed.
Plot: assassination, intrigue, obstacle
Time: 80s
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All the Winters That Have Been (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dane Corvin (Chamberlain) returns to Raven Island where 20 years before he and Helen Raven (Allen) had fallen in love. She vowed never to see him again because he had arrested her brother, who he had been investigating. Dane is now determined to win ...
Plot: father son relationship, in laws, fire, fatherhood, friendship between men, campfire
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Nowhere to Run (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harry's married to Marian and things are not going all that well, so he wants out but somehow feels that a divorce is not the answer. After developing a winning blackjack system, he hatches a plan that takes years of preparation: to fake his ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, secret, private detective, suicide, blackjack
Place: san francisco, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Winter of Our Discontent (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This story tells those self-denials of an honest man what necessary to reach his object of life.
Plot: land, foreclosure, loyalty, ethics, shopping mall, honesty, money, friendship, grocer, grocery store
Place: new england
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62%
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Secrets (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Etta Berter is a doctor's wife in 1905 who has been unable to have children. The couple has one adopted daughter but she has always wanted more children. Julie Harris's character is the family's cook and close companion to their ...
Plot: church, family secret, troubled teen, secret, choir, teenage girl
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Conagher (1991)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mrs. Evie Teale is struggling to stay alive while raising her two children alone on a remote homestead. Conn Conagher is a honest, hardworking cowboy. Their lives are intertwined as they fight the elements, indians, outlaws, and loneliness.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: farm, civil war, guilty pleasure, cowboy, tough heroes, couples, family relations, single parent, heroes, romance, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Ordinary Magic (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When his father dies, Jeffrey is sent to live with his aunt Charlotte in Canada. Once there he leads his aunt and his friends in staging, a non-violent hunger strike to try to save his aunt's house from being demolished to make room for a ski ...
Plot: coming of age, bereavement, non violence, hinduism, loud sex, teenage girl in swimwear
Place: canada, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Christmas Tree (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A French-American millionaire (William Holden), his girlfriend (Virna Lisi) and his war buddy (Andre Bourvil) try to grant his dying son's every wish.
Plot: christmas, wolf, father son relationship, cancer, radiation, christmas tree
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The Catcher in the Rye (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: This film consists of 75 minutes and 6 seconds of blue screen.
Style: avant garde, psychological, captivating, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: avant-garde, abstract art, surrealism, absurdism
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Breathing Lessons (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A married couple review their lives and renew their love for one another while driving to a friend's funeral.
Style: road movie
Plot: diner, old age, one day, reconciliation, funeral, waitress, television, road, car radio, reunion
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Girls of Huntington House (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: An unmarried teacher in a school for unwed mothers finds herself becoming too emotionally attached to her students and their problems.
Plot: teenage pregnancy, kindergarten, childbirth, pregnancy, pregnant girlfriend, maternity ward, baby born, newborn, pregnant teenager, unwed pregnancy, teenage mother, adoption ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Hollywood Wives: The New Generation (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Hollywood star (Fawcett), fed up with her husband's cheating, hires a private investigator to tail him. Emotional support is offered by her two friends - a soul singer (Givens) and a famous director's wife (Gilbert)
Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, sexual
Plot: hollywood, private detective, aging, womanizer, best friends, celebrity culture, couple relations, showbiz, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, celebrity, lifetime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Heart of Darkness (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A trading company manager travels up an African river to find a missing outpost head and discovers the depth of evil in humanity's soul.
Style: serious, suspenseful
Plot: survival, jungle, greed, insanity, nature, obsessive quest, heroes, adventurer, escapades, adventure, apocalypse, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, congo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
And the Beat Goes On: The Sonny and Cher Story (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the autobiography of Sonny Bono, this film focuses on the volatile relationship between Sonny (Jay Underwood) and Cher (Renee Faia) during the early 60's to their divorce in the late 70's.
Plot: art, autobiography, showbiz, talk show, romance, pop star, pop music, pop culture, singing
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Face to Die For (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A scarred, unattractive young woman is conned into helping with a robbery of her employer. As a result, she is sent to prison, gets plastic surgery, and returns to seek revenge on those who wronged her.
Style: slasher
Plot: prison, revenge, plastic surgery
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Hurricane (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Two hurricane hunters track a huge, violent hurricane that is bearing down on a Gulf Coast town.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: disaster, natural disaster, hurricane, catastrophe, rescue, adventure, escapades, heroes, forces of nature, boat, party, submarine ...
Time: 70s
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46%
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Murder in Texas (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this film tells of a plastic surgeon who was suspected of causing the death of his first wife, the daughter of a wealthy member of Houston society. The doctor then marries his mistress, whom he had been keeping during his ...
Plot: plastic surgeon, womanizer, threat, doctor, husband wife relationship, man in underwear, sociopath, media circus, poisoning, plastic surgery, autopsy, prison ...
Place: texas, houston texas
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Native Son (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young African-American man named Bigger Thomas takes a job working for a highly influential Chicago family, a decision that will change the course of his life forever.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, psychological, disturbing, surprise ending
Plot: poverty, love, driver, racial issues, crime and punishment, forbidden love, african american, war, african american man, racism, tragedy, money ...
Time: 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, new york
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November Christmas (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young father asks for pumpkins at the local farm stand. "In August? No." the farmer replies. The farmer ruminates on the odd request and gets involved with strangers for the first time since his son's death long ago.
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, disturbing, sad ...
Plot: christmas, cancer, human spirit, parents and children, family gatherings, hopes, girl, youth, life is a bitch, husband wife relationship, faith, illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, rhode island
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Lady Against the Odds (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A private detective becomes involved in a new cast when her partner's guardian is murdered.
Style: mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: private investigator, murder, mystery, law enforcement, investigation, crimes, private detective, custody, industrialist, female detective, guardian, deadly
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Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
Style: cult film
Plot: murder, private investigator, rescue, boat, fight, revenge, cruise ship, doppelganger, private detective, deep south
Place: florida
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Barschel: A Murder in Geneva (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A conspiracy-theorizing filmmaker meets with a prospective producer in order to pitch a movie about the death of real-life German politician Uwe Barschel, in which the official ruling of suicide raised more questions than answers.
Plot: mysterious death, politician, suspicion of murder, conspiracy, corpse, german abroad, clandestine
Time: year 1987
Place: west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dirty Story (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden, West Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The director of one of Finland's largest company, United Metal, discovers the company's Chairman dead in the office. A chain of bribes unravels.
Plot: bribery, vice president, power struggle, company, power, corporate executive, older man younger woman relationship, female nudity, secretary, autopsy, corrupt businessman, stress ...
Time: 80s
Place: eastern europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Christmas Oratorio (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The 1930s. Sidner's mother Solveig dies in a very unfortunate bicycle accident involving some cows. Sidner, his sister and his father Aron move to Sunne to work at a hotel. Aron tries hard to leave the sweet memories of his wife behind him but ...
Style: weird
Plot: christmas, pen pal, accident, seduction, older woman younger man sex, simulated blow job
Time: 1930s
Place: eastern europe, sweden, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Young Lady Chatterley II (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Cynthia, new lady of Chatterly, feels neglected by her husband. During his absences she tries to amuse herself with gardener Thomas, but always gets interrupted by new visitors. While she's busy her staff amuses itself. One of her guests is a ...
Style: erotic, sexploitation film
Plot: erotica, lesbian sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), fetish, cuckold, horse, lesbianism, horse riding, sex, lesbian, female nudity, infidelity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Passover Plot (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dramatization of the controversial best-seller that posits an alternate version of the birth of Christianity. In this version, Jesus planned for His crucifixion by taking a drug that would simulate death. After His unconscious body was placed in the ...
Plot: jesus, bible, religion, easter, crucifix, torture, execution, faked death, fanatic, conspiracy
Time: 1st century
Place: jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Old Man and the Sea (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway. Santiago goes out on his usual fishing trip and makes a huge catch, the biggest of his life. Then a shark attacks and tries to steal his catch.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, atmospheric
Plot: sea, nature, killer animal, elderly, fish, fisherman, escapades, survival, lone wolves, dangerous animal, adventure, obsessive quest ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Magic Mountain (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, West Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 153 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: surreal
Plot: literature, tuberculosis, high society, mountain, young man, sanitarium, hillside, german abroad
Time: pre world war one
Place: swiss alps
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