Movies like Travis McGee

If you like "Travis McGee" you are looking for movies about / with private detective, investigator, boat, private investigator, 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 detective, investigator, boat, private investigator, 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 semi serious films with plots about private detective, murder, husband wife relationship, crimes, boat, suicide and revenge mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Travis McGee: Nowhere to Run (1978), Cassie & Co. (1982), The New Mike Hammer (1984), Darker Than Amber (1970), Molly & Gina (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: suicide, secret, husband wife relationship, private detective
Place: san francisco, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.5
 19
Cassie & Co. (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Cassie & Co. is an American drama series starring Angie Dickinson that aired on NBC in 1982.
Plot: private detective, ex-cop, detective agency, ex cop
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The New Mike Hammer (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer, with Stacy Keach in the title role, is a television series that originally aired on CBS from January 28, 1984 to January 12, 1985. The series was 24 sixty minute episodes. The show follows the adventures of Mike ...
Plot: private detective, private investigator, hard boiled
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, doppelganger, boat, fight
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 4.4
 77
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), female nudity, murder, private detective, female detective, strip club, stripper
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Red Light in the White House (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A reporter digs into the background of a young woman who is running for the U.S. Senate, and finds out a lot more than he bargained for.
Plot: cover up, intrigue, blackmail, political candidate, private detective, limousine, investigation, scandal, rape, conspiracy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.1
 150
The Big Fall (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: L.A. private detective is hired to investigate the disappearance of an alluring woman's brother. Surrounded by double-crossing deals and dangerous relation, Rybeck will have to plunge headfirst into his deadliest case ever.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, danger, heist, mystery, missing person, chase, crimes, espionage, investigation, murder, escapades, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Suburban Madness (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the real story of Clara Harris, the Houston, Texas dentist who made headlines in July 2002 when she killed her adulterous husband by repeatedly running over him with her car.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, private detective, dishonesty, couples, family problems, infidelity, crimes, deadly, dentist, love triangle, adultery, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.3
 2K
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: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: farm, cowboy, family relations, couples, tough heroes, cons and scams, romance, love and romance, gang, crimes, heroes, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.1
 113
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, older man younger woman relationship, death, power struggle, business, boredom, layoff, fainting, vice president, banker, stress, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: finland, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Missing Person (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Private detective John Rosow is hired to tail a man on a train from Chicago to Los Angeles. Rosow gradually uncovers the man's identity as a missing person; one of the thousands presumed dead after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade ...
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: missing person, private detective, train, riddles and clues, uncover truth, danger, post september 11 2001, fbi agent, husband wife relationship, male female relationship, alcoholic, taxi driver ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Hollywood Wives: The New Generation (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 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: semi serious, realistic, sexy, sexual
Plot: hollywood, private detective, showbiz, couple relations, celebrity culture, best friends, womanizer, aging, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, celebrity, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
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Moka (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Diane Kramer is led by one obsession: to find the driver of the mocha color Mercedes which hit her son and devastated her life. With a few belongings, some money and a gun, she goes to Evian, where she's learned the driver lives.
Plot: hit and run, cigarette smoking, dead son, watching a video, determination, beauty salon, woman crying, shooting range, makeover, ferry, drug smuggler, revenge ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
 3K
Off the Map (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An 11-year-old girl watches her father come down with a crippling depression. Over one summer, she learns answers to several mysteries and comes to terms with love and loss.
Style: touching, sincere, atmospheric, emotional, intense ...
Plot: depression, family relations, eccentric family, parents and children, youth, love and romance, family problems, family in crisis, desert, childhood, coming of age, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new mexico, usa, boston, spain, santa fe new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: suspense, psychotronic
Plot: murder, private detective, yacht, victim, luxury, boat, son, retirement, investigator, mogul, sleuth, amateur detective ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A STRANGER IN THE MIRROR (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on Sidney Sheldons novel.
Plot: cruise ship, fame, actress, comedian, casting couch, stroke, hollywood sign, ambition, mother daughter relationship, woman slaps man, suicide, betrayal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 1K
Lifeguard (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Rick is a Los Angeles County lifeguard who is in his thirties. At his 15-year high school reunion, he sees his old girlfriend who is now a divorced mother. After falling in love with her, Rick considers changing his career and lifestyle.
Style: psychological, semi serious, realistic, talky
Plot: lifeguard, high school reunion, beach, statutory rape, midlife crisis, introspection, reunion, hopes, unfulfillment, youth, road not taken, human nature ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, heiress, doctor, husband wife relationship, wealthy family, self destructing, briefs, man wrapped in a towel, speedo, man in underwear, gazebo, man wearing towel ...
Place: houston texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.3
 140
Born Wild (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After being released from prison for the murder of a fellow biker; CJ returns to his hometown to confront his former gang. However; he arrives to find that the past is not forgotten easily; and now they are out for blood.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, captivating, unusual plot structure, suspense
Plot: ex convict, motorcycle, escape, estranged father, father son relationship, outlaw gang, death, drug traffic, murder, organized crime, revenge, mercilessness ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, serious, sincere, disturbing, realistic
Plot: parents and children, human spirit, family gatherings, hopes, child illness, cancer, christmas, life is a bitch, halloween, husband wife relationship, friends, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: politician, german abroad, suspicion of murder, mysterious death, corpse, clandestine
Time: year 1987
Place: west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.9
 148
Laguna Heat (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tom Shepard returns to his home town of Laguna Beach to escape his turbulent past. But the tranquility is shattered when he gets involved in the investigation of a series of grisly and bizarre murders.
Plot: male nudity, female nudity, private detective, skinny dipping, love interest, murder investigation, father son relationship, past coming back to haunt, butt naked
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Third Degree Burn (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A down-and-out private eye (Treat Williams) gets too close to the wife (Virginia Madsen) of a rich man (Richard Masur) soon found dead.
Plot: private investigator, false accusation, frame up, adultery, murder, escape, femme fatale, ex cop, car trouble, private detective
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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.
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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
Plot: avant-garde, abstract art, absurdism
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Voyage of the Yes (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Two teenagers set out on a 2000-mile sailboat journey from California to Hawaii and en route combat the natural challenges and their inner shortcomings.
Plot: boat, accident, survival, spy, interracial relations, sailboat, leg amputation, hospital, young people
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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 ⇓
31%
 7.7
 348
Christy (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young teacher comes to the impoverished mountain region of Cutter Gap, Tennesse in 1912 and tries to make a difference. Based on the best-selling novel by Catherine Marshall.
Plot: dedicated teacher
Time: 1910s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: slavery
Place: louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Part 2, Sounder (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Poor black sharecroppers band together to build a school for their children.
Plot: family relations, depression, african american
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%