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 deadly, crimes, crime, 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), Good Chemistry (2008). 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: realistic, disturbing, rough, serious
Plot: gang, crimes, legal action, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, crime, courtroom, legal, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, power relations ...
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, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, who done it, legal investigation, legal action, crime, organized crime, mob boss, law enforcement, society, 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: realistic, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious
Plot: murder, danger, woman in danger, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, chases and races, witnessing a crime, crime, crimes, fugitives, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, on the run, rivalry, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, danger, police corruption, survival, crimes, crime, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, latin america, los angeles, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vigilante, mafia, rebellion, crimes, criminal heroes, crime, chases and races, blind ambition, witnessing a crime, gangsters, vigilantism ...
Time: 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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66%
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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: murder, kidnapping, deadly, on the run, drug abuse, danger, drug dealing, crimes, dishonesty, forced into action, crime, farm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, suspense, disturbing, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, legal, false accusation, frame up, uncover truth, police investigation, dishonesty, murder, life is a bitch, confined, courtroom drama, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: murder, courtroom, frame up, false accusation, dedicated lawyer, confined, legal action, army investigation, legal investigation, rivalry, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ 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: realistic, suspenseful, psychological, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, law enforcement, injustice, hotshot lawyer, legal investigation, crimes, murder, false accusation, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Civil Brand (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Forced to work under slave-like conditions in a "prison for profit" program, the inmates of a mostly-African-American female prison, Whitehead Correctional, try to take over the institution. At the core of the story is Frances, who finds ...
Style: bleak, tense, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Plot: friendship, prison, injustice, feminism, hopes, human spirit, prison life, social decay, juvenile delinquency, crimes, crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, witnessing a crime, crime, crimes, undercover, dishonesty, danger, crime gone awry, working undercover, criminal heroes, gangsters, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida, new york, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: realistic, rough, mind bending, serious, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, crime, mystery, crimes, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, uncover truth, hotshot lawyer, private detective, dedicated lawyer, confined ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: mind bending, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, courtroom, mystery, legal action, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, gangsters, uncover truth, investigation, dedicated lawyer, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: realistic, bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: hitman, murder, crimes, crime, danger, introspection, moral dilemma, feminism, estrangement, friendship, psychopath, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, chase, murder, on the run, police corruption, criminal's revenge, crime, chases and races, heist, crime gone awry, danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: suspenseful, tense, intense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, uncover truth, mind game, investigation, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, police corruption, crimes, crime, rivalry, dishonesty, gang ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, mystery, riddles and clues, investigation, serial killer, vengeance, danger, crime, crimes, chases and races, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: suspenseful, serious, semi serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, disorder, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, crimes, witness, cons and scams, small town, nothing goes right, small town life, deadly, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: crime, mystery, witnessing a crime, life is a bitch, cons and scams, crimes, woman in danger, danger, chase, dishonesty, law enforcement, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: district attorney, dishonesty, life turned upside down, serial killer, hotshot lawyer, crimes, crime, murder, legal, false accusation, hit and run, legal investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Last Deadly Mission (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A washed-up Marseilles cop (Auteuil) earns a chance at redemption by protecting a woman from the man who killed her parents as he is about to be released from prison.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, redemption, woman in danger, haunted by the past, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crime, crimes, dishonesty, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, psychological ...
Plot: murder, legal, dishonesty, who done it, crimes, legal action, law enforcement, deadly, murder investigation, false accusation, husband wife relationship, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Rampage (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Rampage delves into the subject of legal insanity, so often the default defense in modern-time gruesome crime trials. Alex McArthur plays an outwardly normal guy who goes on incredible killing and mutilating sprees until (and even after, when he ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: courtroom, blood, capital punishment, courtroom drama, shot to death, murder, mind game, deadly, gory, law enforcement, rivalry, who done it ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: realistic, stylized, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crime, gangsters, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, crime and punishment, vengeance, on the run, coldhearted, parole officer, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, crime, boss and employee, crimes, law enforcement, legal, legal action, dishonesty, deadly, courtroom drama ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prison, on the road, injustice, chase, car theft, rape, roadblock, hitchhiker, psychotic, fugitives, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, law enforcement, obsession, race against time, missing person, murder, danger, track down, special agents, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, psychopath, murder, true crime, who done it, chases and races, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, crimes, rivalry, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, colorado, utah, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Three Blind Mice (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A lawyer defends a man he's known since serving together in Vietnam, who has been accused of murdering three Vietnamese immigrants. Now he'll have to fight against a tenacious District Attorney, and evidence connected to the man's ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, serious, rough ...
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, frame up, vietnam veteran, legal investigation, false accusation, mystery, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: realistic, serious
Plot: kidnapping, courtroom drama, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, confined, legal action, uncover truth, life is a bitch, deadly, law enforcement, prison life, fighting the system ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%