Movies like Perfect Witness

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Perfect Witness (1989)
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Perfect Witness (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A witness to a mob killing has second thoughts about testifying when he realizes his family might become a target.
Style: psychological, tense, rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, courtroom, witness, prison, gangsters, crimes, confined, restaurant, injustice, crime, life is a bitch, rebellion, on the run, legal, danger, murder, chases and races, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, witnessing a crime, dedicated lawyer, power relations, blackmail, woman shot ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, deadly, murder, dishonesty, law enforcement and rivalry mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Perfect Witness: Night of the Wilding (1990), Trial by Jury (1994), Jack Reed: One of Our Own (1995), Breaking Point (1976), Reversible Errors (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Night of the Wilding (1990)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Joseph Gainer is a high priced attorney, notorious for getting guilty criminals off the hook. But Gainer is forced to take another look at the price you pay for defending the guilty when he takes on a case of three young men accused of a heinous ...
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: gang, life is a bitch, legal action, crimes, rivalry, teenage life, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, courtroom, legal, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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95%
Trial by Jury (1994)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Valerie is a juror in the trail of a mob boss. When her young son's life is threatened, she has no option other than to see that justice isn't done.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, who done it, legal investigation, legal action, crime, organized crime, mob boss, society, law enforcement, idealism, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
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79%
Jack Reed: One of Our Own (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jack Reed investigates a young woman whom he and his wife take into their household when she turns out to be targeted by unknown assassins.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: murder, fugitives, crimes, danger, woman in danger, rivalry, crime, witnessing a crime, chases and races, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story centers on Charlie, a Los Angeles billionaire financial whiz who goes into self-imposed exile in Tijuana after his empire is revealed to have been a Ponzi scheme. While looking for the woman he abandoned there 25 years before, Charlie is ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, police corruption, vengeance, survival, cons and scams, crimes, gangsters, criminal's revenge, special agents, crime, danger, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, los angeles, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Breaking Point (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Mafia tries to take revenge against a man who testified against them in court.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vigilante, mafia, crimes, rebellion, rivalry, prison, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, gang, vigilantism ...
Time: 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mason defends a man he had sentenced to prison when he was an appellate-court judge. Now, 18 months after the sentencing, a new witness turns up to prove the man's innocence. Mason steps in to defend the man.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: courtroom, murder, false accusation, frame up, courtroom drama, injustice, power relations, righting the wronged, rivalry, dishonesty, deadly, legal ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: serious, bleak, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, who done it, protagonist as suspect, crime, life is a bitch, computers and web, legal investigation, state affairs, uncover truth, bribery, investigation, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Mistrial (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a cop-killer goes free, a detective's search for personal justice veers dangerously out of control. Declaring a mistrial, he takes the accused, the judge and the jury hostage...and begins a trial of his own.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, law enforcement, murder, injustice, crimes, legal investigation, hotshot lawyer, false accusation, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Perry Mason ventures to Paris to defend a U.S. Marine Corps Captain accused of murdering a man suspected of being a Nazi SS Officer.
Style: serious, mind bending, rough, clever, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, obsessive quest, amateur detective, legal, false accusation, courtroom drama, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, confined, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A gangster who has commited all kinds of crimes is accused to have killed his wife. As he was not the murderer in this case Perry Mason intents to find the killer...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending
Plot: murder, courtroom, gangsters, uncover truth, crimes, courtroom drama, investigation, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, dedicated lawyer, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Perfect Strangers (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A hit-man tries to seduce the mother of a child who witnessed his most recent kill.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, bleak
Plot: hitman, murder, couples, deadly, crimes, babies and infants, dangerous attraction, witnessing a crime, fall in love, crime, gangsters, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Deadlocked (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Country: Portugal, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young man is accused of rape and murder and placed on trial. His father doesn't believe that he is guilty, so in act of desperation he grabs the bailiff's guns and takes the whole jury hostage and insists that the prosecuting attorney ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, bleak
Plot: courtroom, uncover truth, dedicated lawyer, crime, who done it, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation, life is a bitch, legal action, crimes, hotshot lawyer, price of justice ...
Time: 90s
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45%
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In the Shadows (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a stunt man dies in Miami, his uncle, a New York mob boss, sends a hit man to tail the stunt coordinator, whom the boss wants dead. The hit man, Eric O'Bryne, gets close to his mark's daughter, and through her he asks her dad to teach ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, stuntman, witnessing a crime, crime, undercover, rivalry, dishonesty, deadly, gangsters, criminal heroes, working undercover, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, miami, new york, florida
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45%
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Ready 2 Die (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After a violent bank robbery, the trio of hoods make their way across East L.A. carrying a blood-soaked bag of money. When word gets out, they must fend off gangs and crooked cops alike as they strive to keep the loot and stay alive.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, murder, chase, disorder, heist, rivalry, violence spree, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 10K
Cut Bank (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 25 year-old Dwayne McLaren, a former athlete turned auto mechanic, dreams of getting out of tiny Cut Bank, Montana the coldest town in America. But his effort to do so sets in moton a deadly series of events that change his life and the life of the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, crimes, witnessing a crime, disorder, dishonesty, witness, small town life, small town, deadly, cons and scams, nothing goes right, neo noir ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Good Chemistry (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After picking up an alluring woman,Toby, a gifted chemist slumming as a high school teacher, is kidnapped by her violent boyfriend and ordered to use his skills to create methamphetamine for a group of drug traffickers. When Toby refuses, his ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, murder, frame up, drug abuse, drug dealing, farm, danger, on the run, deadly, dishonesty, forced into action, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Witness Files (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A former actress, unjustly sent to prison eight years earlier, is forced to testify against a mafia hit man.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: witnessing a crime, crimes, mystery, couple relations, danger, woman in danger, chase, murder, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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True Blue (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rembrandt Macy (Tom Berenger) is a maverick cop assigned to a case where the primary evidence is a woman's hand found in a pond. Investigators identify the dead, and Macy is lead into a young woman's past. Macy's primary path to ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police corruption, gang, witnessing a crime, uncover truth, crimes, who done it, good versus evil, mind game, investigation, police investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Prophet's Game (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Prophet has arrived in the ultimate playing ground... Los Angeles. It has taken an innocent childhood game and twisted it into a deadly match of wits, where the only prize is survival. Moving from city to city, The Prophet lures unsuspecting ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, mystery, riddles and clues, investigation, serial killer, danger, vengeance, crime, chases and races, obsession, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Reasonable Doubt (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When up-and-coming District Attorney Mitch Brockden commits a fatal hit-and-run, he feels compelled to throw the case against the accused criminal who was found with the body and blamed for the crime. Following the trial, Mitch's worst fears ...
Style: serious, psychological, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: district attorney, dishonesty, life turned upside down, serial killer, false accusation, legal, crimes, crime, hotshot lawyer, murder, hit and run, legal investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Killer Within (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Addison Terrill, a former district attorney now in a lucrative private practice, has what seems to be the perfect life. But life as he knows it is turned upside down when he arrives home from work late one night to find his wife brutally murdered ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, rough, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, who done it, dishonesty, legal, legal action, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, murder investigation, false accusation, husband wife relationship, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Fighter (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Jacques Darnay has served 8 years for robbing a jeweller. Now he is out of prison and looking for his loot worth 6 million francs.
Style: tense, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crime and punishment, gangsters, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crime, crimes, chase, rivalry, coldhearted, chases and races, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
12 Hours to Live (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Eighteen-year-old Amy is having a bad day. Not only has she been kidnapped by a deranged gunman, but as a diabetic without her insulin, her chances of survival are diminishing with each tick of the clock. FBI agent Megan Saunders isn't walking ...
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, chases and races, crime, confined, hostages, investigation, police investigation, loss of partner, law enforcement, on the run, vengeance, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic, tense
Plot: courtroom, private detective, false accusation, law enforcement, crime, crimes, boss and employee, dishonesty, deadly, courtroom drama, legal, legal action ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Jackson County Jail (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: This is a powerful drama about a young woman who stumbles into a nightmare land of hijacking and humiliation while driving cross-country from California to New York.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prison, chase, injustice, on the road, car theft, psychotic, hitchhiker, roadblock, rape, confined, fugitives ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Flock (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This film is about a hyper-vigilant employee of the department of public safety who, while training his young female replacement, has to track down a missing girl who he is convinced is connected to a paroled sex offender he is investigating.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, law enforcement, obsession, missing person, danger, race against time, murder, crimes, special agents, track down, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Wild Card (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young, beautiful wife cheating on her rich, older husband amidst the neon lights of Las Vegas. Four men hired to do a job, but there is a traitor in their midst. Adultery, betrayal, kidnapping and murder lead to the ultimate double cross and no ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, tense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, tough heroes, gangsters, crumbling marriage, confined, hostages, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, disorder, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Deliberate Stranger (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this film depicts the life of Theodore Robert Bundy, the serial killer. In 1974, after having murdered several young women, he leaves Seattle for Utah, where he is a law student and where other girls disappear. It takes the ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, rough, serious, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, psychopath, murder, true crime, deadly, track down, law enforcement, rapist, life is a bitch, manhunt, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: utah, colorado, seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Tick Tock (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stunning trophy wife Rachel Avery is stuck in a cold, loveless marriage with her millionaire husband, Holden. So when Holden goes away on a trip, Rachel hooks up with her close friend Carla, and the two hatch a plan to murder Holden and collect on ...
Style: rough, erotic, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, betrayal, sex, blackmail, cons and scams, crime, legal investigation, who done it, infidelity, crimes, power relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Crime of the Century (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1932, the nation was shocked when the 14-month-old son of Charles Lindberg was kidnapped, held for ransom, and murdered. Two years later, Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested, convicted, and executed. This film dramatizes the investigation ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, courtroom drama, confined, dedicated lawyer, babies and infants, who done it, legal action, crimes, crime, uncover truth, life is a bitch, legal investigation ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%