Movies like Eyewitness 1981

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Eyewitness (1981)
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Eyewitness (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Daryll Deever is a janitor in an office building in New York, and a big fan of TV news reporter, Tony Sokolow. When a rich man is murdered in Daryll's building, Tony comes to cover the story and Daryll introduces himself to her. Thinking he may know something about the crime, Tony pursues him, and in order to keep seeing her, he pretends that he does. As the two of them play this game, the killers are watching, assuming that Daryll and Tony both know more about the crime than they do.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic, suspense, neo noir, sexy ...
Plot: murder, investigation, opposites attract, espionage, reporter, janitor, mystery, crimes, politics, love and romance, journalism, fall in love, love affair, couples, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, media, deadly, uncover truth, jewish, dog, horse, police, motorcycle, murder investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, vietnam, manhattan new york city, california

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Most similar movies to Eyewitness

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about murder, investigation, crimes, mystery, police investigation, deadly and crime mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Eyewitness: Someone to Watch Over Me (1987), Sea of Love (1989), Still of the Night (1982), Body Heat (1981), China Moon (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Someone to Watch Over Me (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Queens, Mike Keegan is celebrating with his wife Ellie, his son Tommy and friends his recent promotion to detective in a precinct in Manhattan. Meanwhile, in a fancy club, the socialite Claire Gregory witnesses the murder of the owner of the ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, marriage, police detective, socialite, romance, gangsters, deadly, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, crime, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, san francisco
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Sea of Love (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seen-it-all New York detective Frank Keller is unsettled - he has done twenty years on the force and could retire, and he hasn't come to terms with his wife leaving him for a colleague. Joining up with an officer from another part of town to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, sexy, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, police, police detective, femme fatale, newspaper, crime, crimes, sexual relations, danger, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Still of the Night (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When one of his patients is found murdered, psychiatrist Dr. Sam Rice is visited by the investigating officer but refuses to give up any information. He's then visited by the patient's mistress, Brooke Reynolds, whom he quickly falls for ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, sexy, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: murder, psychiatrist, mystery, obsession, investigation, infidelity, mind game, haunted by the past, forbidden love, dangerous attraction, frame up, death in the family ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.4
 33K
Body Heat (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.
Style: sexy, sexual, neo noir, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, adultery, neo-noir, lust, betrayal, crimes, crime, crimes of passion, dangerous attraction, small town, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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China Moon (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Detective Kyle Bodine falls for Rachel Munro who is trapped in a violent marriage. After shooting her husband, Kyle relucantly agrees to help hide the body, but Kyle's partner is showing an unusual flair for finding clues.
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, crime, crimes, dishonesty, nudity (full frontal - brief), self defense, frame up, interrogation, twists & turns, hotel lobby, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Mulholland Falls (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
Style: tense, serious, neo noir, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, political corruption, police, crimes, mystery, partners against crime, dishonesty, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.9
 6K
Cutter's Way (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Richard spots a man dumping a body, and decides to expose the man he thinks is the culprit with his friend Alex Cutter.
Style: tense, captivating, serious, neo noir, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, alcohol abuse, veteran, dishonesty, crimes, murder mystery, investigation, revenge, prostitute, arson, conspiracy ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, california, asia, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Morning After (1986)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Failed actress Alex Sternbergen wakes up hungover one morning in an apartment she does not recognize, unable to remember the previous evening -- and with a dead body in bed next to her. As she tries to piece together the events of the night, Alex ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, corpse, mystery, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, unlikely partners, deadly, crimes, partners, ex cop, amnesia, female protagonist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 7.1
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Night Moves (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Private detective and former football player Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as a former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return ...
Style: neo noir, tense, psychological, cynical, serious ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, infidelity, murder, missing person, femme fatale, espionage, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, family problems, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, florida, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.6
 2K
Bloodline (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When her father is murdered, a cosmetics heiress becomes the next target of an unknown killer amid the international jet set.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
Plot: murder, uncover truth, who done it, danger, police investigation, obsession, love affair, law enforcement, rise to the top, manipulations, mystery, couples ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Dolores Claiborne was accused of killing her abusive husband twenty years ago, but the court's findings were inconclusive and she was allowed to walk free. Now she has been accused of killing her employer, Vera Donovan, and this time there is a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: mystery, domestic violence, investigation, child abuse, maid, dysfunctional family, murder, island, abusive husband, anger, incest, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Absence of Malice (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A prosecutor leaks a false story that liquor warehouse owner Michael Gallagher is involved in the murder of a union head, and as newspaper reporter Megan Carter picks up the story and attempts to find the real truth, Gallagher's life begins to ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, talky, clever ...
Plot: journalism, murder, newspaper reporter, investigation, crimes, politics, rivalry, dishonesty, legal, manipulation, media, legal action ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.7
 492K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, neo noir, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, mystery, paranoia, maniac, crime, uncover truth, code, journalist, murder mystery, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, sacramento california, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
All Good Things (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Newly-discovered facts, court records and speculation are used to elaborate the true love story and murder mystery of the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns, enigmatic ...
Plot: mystery, disappearance, murder, mentally unstable, missing person, dysfunctional marriage, investigation, crimes, high society, domestic violence, overbearing parent, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 2000, year 1971, year 1978 ...
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., paris france, florida ...
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Jagged Edge (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires lawyer Teddy Barnes to defend him, despite the fact she ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, mystery, crime, crimes, danger, legal, court, courtroom drama, heiress, beach house ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Shanghai (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American man returns to a corrupt, Japanese-occupied Shanghai four months before Pearl Harbor and discovers his friend has been killed. While he unravels the mysteries of the death, he falls in love and discovers a much larger secret that his own ...
Style: captivating, stylized, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, uncover truth, mystery, investigation, deadly, dishonesty, fall in love, political conspiracy, love and romance, life is a bitch, dark secret, mafia ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: china, asia, shanghai china, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: voodoo, murder, investigation, journalism, crimes, crime, small town, unlikely criminals, police investigation, culture clash, lawyer, courtroom ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 13K
Gorky Park (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Police Inspector Renko tries to solve the case of three bodies found in Moscow's Gorky Park but finds his attempts to solve the crime impeded by his superiors. Working on his own, Renko seeks out more information and stumbles across a ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, murder, cold war, police investigation, political corruption, crime, crimes, mystery, police corruption, political conspiracy, political intrigue, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, stockholm sweden, europe, soviet union, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Mighty Quinn (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Police chief Xavier Quinn investigates the gruesome murder of Donald Pater, one of the wealthiest residents on a Caribbean island. He was found decapitated in his Jacuzzi. Although the local political establishment, especially crooked Governor ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, whodunit, mystery, police investigation, partners against crime, crimes, false accusation, frame up, dishonesty, law enforcement, dedicated lawyer, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: jamaica, caribbean, west indies, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: This remake of the 1946 movie of the same name accounts an affair between a seedy drifter and a seductive wife of a roadside cafe owner. This begins a chain of events that culminates in murder. Based on a novel by James M. Cain.
Style: neo noir, serious, sexy, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, obsession, betrayal, infidelity, conspiracy, crimes, crime, fatal attraction, love affair, romance, adultery, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 16K
Jennifer 8 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. ...
Style: surprise ending, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, fall in love, obsession, murder, school, falling in love, mystery, police investigation, blindness, crimes, crime, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, germany, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Killing Time (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After bagging his latest victim, a murderous sociopath (Kiefer Sutherland) decides to steal the dead man's identity and pose as the deputy of a remote coastal town, where the local sheriff (Beau Bridges) and his lover (Camelia Kath) are cooking ...
Style: rough, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, small town, frame up, mistaken identity, disorder, investigation, mystery, hidden identity, law enforcement, betrayal, manipulation, love triangle ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 12K
The Big Easy (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Remy McSwain is a New Orleans police lieutenant who investigates the murder of a local mobster. His investigation leads him to suspect that fellow members of the police force may be involved.
Style: neo noir, sexy, twists and turns, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: police corruption, police, corruption, investigation, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder, police investigation, romance, crime, crimes, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, southern usa, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Dark Desire (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young man desperate to be connected to the people close to him resorts to devious measures to achieve that desire
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: family in danger, murder, crimes, investigation, love affair, uncover truth, couples, deadly, obsession, pursuit, chase, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.6
 4K
Rear Window (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Modern remake of Rear Window in which the lead character is paralyzed and lives in a high-tech home filled with assistive technology.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, voyeur, investigation, psychopath, who done it, uncover truth, mind game, crimes, manipulation, amateur detective, manipulations, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Extreme Measures (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thriller about Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant), a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. The trail leads Luthan to the door of the eminent ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, scary, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, investigation, medical research, doctor, cure, doctors and patients, uncover truth, deadly, morgue, doctor patient relationship, homeless man, frame up ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 9K
Black Widow (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Federal agent Alexandra Barnes believes that Catherine Petersen is a serial killer who marries rich men and then murders them for their money. But since Catherine is seemingly a master of disguise and has multiple identities, Alexandra can't ...
Style: suspenseful, sexy, exciting, suspense, neo noir ...
Plot: femme fatale, serial killer, investigation, dangerous attraction, danger, deadly, erotic thriller, poison, fatal attraction, manipulation, secret identity, plot twist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hawaii, usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After 6 years of brutal murders the West Yorkshire Police fear that they may have already interviewed The Ripper and let him back into the world to continue his reign of terror upon the citizens of Yorkshire, but things become more difficult for the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police corruption, murder, police investigation, crimes, uncover truth, mystery, dishonesty, police detective, riddles and clues, who done it, conspiracy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, 70s
Place: yorkshire, europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 8K
Blink (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, twist ending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, blindness, crime, investigation, woman in danger, stalking, psychopath, police detective, female protagonist, strong female character, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 3K
The Badge (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A sheriff begins an investigation into the death of a local transsexual after hearing that high ranking politicians may have been involved. Although he is homophobic, his investigation causes him to be rejected by others, forcing him to seek help ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric, neo noir
Plot: transsexual, murder, uncover truth, political corruption, dishonesty, politics, investigation, fighting the system, mystery, small town, introspection, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%