Movies like The Public Eye

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The Public Eye (1992)
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The Public Eye (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A crime photographer gets involved in a conspiracy.
Style: tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir
Plot: nightclub, black market, gangsters, crimes, fall in love, journalism, media, law enforcement, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, police, murder, photographer, taxi, massacre, lonely man, blackmail, crime scene, photojournalist, russian immigrant, italian mafia, middle age romance, deadly, photograph ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to The Public Eye

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, deadly, murder, law enforcement, gangsters and criminal heroes mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Public Eye: Someone to Watch Over Me (1987), The Thief & the Stripper (2000), Perfect Witness (1989), The Killing Time (1987), Rushlights (2013). 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, promotion, bittersweet, fall in love, woman in danger, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Thief & the Stripper (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jack just lost his P.I. license and his life is on a downward spiral. He decides to steal a cash briefcase from the local gangsters. He hides in a strip joint owned by a local mob legend Jimmie D and pays a stripper to help him escape. The gangsters ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, law enforcement, murder, stripper, deception, henchman, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, sex, corvette
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: tense, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, courtroom, witness, prison, murder, restaurant, power relations, injustice, legal, dedicated lawyer, witnessing a crime, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: tense, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, small town, frame up, disorder, mistaken identity, mystery, investigation, hidden identity, love triangle, small town life, manipulation, betrayal ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Rushlights (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Young lovers Billy and Sarah journey from L.A. to Texas with plans to make a false claim to the valuable assets left behind by a dead friend. But when their voyage brings them to Tremo, Texas, they find a bizarre and sinister world awaiting them.
Style: neo noir, serious, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, cons and scams, couples, crime gone awry, murder, betrayal, small town, inheritance, drug dealer, sheriff, love and romance, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.4
 442
One Eyed King (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Residents of Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen attempt to balance family and friendship against the harsh street life that unfolds around them
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, mafia, fight, city life, mafioso, embezzler, caper, criminal, urban setting, crime boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.2
 835
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, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, uncover truth, investigation, mind game, tough law enforcer, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, police corruption, dishonesty, gang, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Madigan (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Policemen Bonaro and Madigan lose their guns to fugitive Barney Benesch. As compensation, the two NYC detectives are given a weekend to bring Benesch to justice. While Bonaro and Madigan follow up on various leads, Police Commissioner Russell goes ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, police detective, law enforcer killer, partners, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, police station, bookies ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Shooters (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gilly comes out of prison after serving a six year stretch and decides that he will now turn his life around and go straight. But when he returns to his South London home and visits his old colleague J, in hope of obtaining his share of the proceeds ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, going straight, addiction, drug dealing, gangsters, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, criminal heroes, drug abuse, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.4
 977
Caught Up (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Daryl gets out of jail after 5 years. His mother has died, his girlfriend is married, and he can't find a job. His new girlfriend Vanessa, whom he meets when a gunman opens fire on them, gets him a job as a car driver. Hitmen are still after ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, chase, crimes, vengeance, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, femme fatale, law enforcement, rivalry, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gangsters, track down, on the run, rivalry, law enforcement, special agents, vengeance, police corruption, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.2
 224
Silver Man (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A street performer fights a pathological man for his girlfriend's love.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: fall in love, dangerous attraction, criminal's revenge, hotshot hero, hitman, couples, love and romance, dishonesty, rivalry, romance, gangsters, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 12K
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, tense, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: murder, small town, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, disorder, crimes, witness, small town life, cons and scams, nothing goes right, dark humor, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 780
Badge 373 (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When his partner is killed, tough Irish detective Eddie Ryan (Robert Duvall) vows to avenge the death, whatever the cost. As he begins unraveling clues, his behavior becomes so outrageous that he's obliged to turn in his badge, but the ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, sociopath, police officer, tough heroes, police detective, loss of partner, police investigation, obsessive quest, tough law enforcer, rivalry, crimes, drug dealing ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Stranger Among Us (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Detective Emily Eden is a tough New York City cop forced to go undercover to solve a puzzling murder. Her search for the truth takes her into a secret world of unwritten law and unspoken power, a world where the only way out is deeper in!
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: murder, undercover, police investigation, police, crimes, who done it, mystery, fish out of water, police corruption, cons and scams, partners against crime, master criminal ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, israel, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.0
 840
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, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, dishonesty, heist, criminal's revenge, on the run, crime gone awry, crimes, criminal heroes, law enforcement, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.2
 3K
Forever Mine (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A hotel cabana boy falls for the wife of a powerful politico. But when she confesses to the affair, her husband determines to end it forever.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, love triangle, haunted by the past, love affair, couple relations, hidden identity, dishonesty, unfulfillment, crimes, lovers reunited, infidelity, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, new york, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Chicago Joe and the Showgirl (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: During World War II, an American serviceman in London decides to impress his English girlfriend by acting as an American gangster, which soon turns deadly.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, tense
Plot: gangsters, investigation, soldier, crimes, heist, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, criminal heroes, wartime life, cons and scams, frame up, lovers on the run ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
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56 So Far (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Sadhu Agashe, a police officer in Mumbai, makes a name for himself by killing criminals in sting operations instead of locking them up in prison. The film follows his method of working, gives an insight into the Mumbai Police Crime Branch, and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, police corruption, dirty cop, gangsters, criminal heroes, treatment, cons and scams, police department, husband wife relationship, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.4
 3K
Bad Company (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Nelson Crowe is a CIA operative under the thumb of the Company for a disputed delivery of $50,000 in gold. They blackmail him into working for the Grimes Organization, which is set up as a private company for hire, to blackmail prominent ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, clever, twists and turns ...
Plot: black man white woman relationship, murder, cons and scams, blackmail, judge, crimes, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, police corruption, rivalry, protagonist as suspect, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 287
Frame by Frame (1996)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A pair of romantically entangled cops become suspects in the brutal murder of one of their mates.
Style: tense, mind bending, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: policewoman, police detective, pregnancy, gambling, murder, police corruption, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, partners, investigation, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
 1K
Gunshy (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When the New York journalist Jake Bridges catches his girlfriend with another guy, he goes to Atlantic City to drink himself to oblivion. He is saved from a bar brawl by a small-time mobster Frankie, and Jake falls in love with Frankie's ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: infidelity, fall in love, love triangle, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, journalism, gangsters, writer's life, love and romance, crimes, bandit, journalist ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.4
 2K
Body Count (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of thieves attempt to rob an art gallery, but when plans backfire and one of the men winds up dead, the group head down south, running afoul of the law. Along the way, they meet up with a seductive con artist with ideas of her own.
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, on the road, murder, criminal heroes, partners, on the run, misfit partners, law enforcement, rivalry, crime gone awry, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Street Smart (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A New York journalist lies when his fake story about a pimp describes a real pimp up for murder.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: prostitute, media, journalism, pimp, pretense, society, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.1
 998
Shadows & Lies (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of William Vincent as he recounts the eccentric and curious path that has brought him, at mortal risk, to New York City, after four years in exile, to rescue a woman he scarcely knows, Ann, from the vague crime syndicate that first brought ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, realistic, student film
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, criminal heroes, dishonesty, rescue, lovers on the run, crimes, woman in danger, gangsters, rivalry, female nudity, fake identity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Strangers in 7A (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Andy Griffith plays a philandering apartment house manager who picks up a pretty young girl (Suzanne Hildur) in a bar. He takes her home, whereupon the girl's male cronies show up armed with guns. Griffith and his wife (Ida Lupino) are held ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: disorder, stalking, confined, dishonesty, gangsters, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, crimes, hostage, heist, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in Boston, leaving Rose and Suitcase to handle a crime spree in ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, law enforcement, investigation, police investigation, crimes, murder investigation, mystery, small town, police officer, hit and run, chief of police, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Ministers (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A NYPD detective attempts to avenge the death of her father, but unwittingly becomes involved with one of his killers.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, vengeance, rivalry, law enforcement, unlikely couple, murder, murderous pair, strong violent content, graphic violence, romancing a criminal, revenge, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Honeymoon Killers (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Martha Beck, an obese nurse who is desperately lonely, joins a "correspondence club" and finds a romantic pen pal in Ray Fernandez. Martha falls hard for Ray, and is intent on sticking with him even when she discovers he's a con man ...
Style: neo noir, disturbing, psychological, stylized, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, honeymoon, nurse, con artists, crimes, graphic violence, fall in love, cons and scams, dangerous attraction, couples, psychopath ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, alabama, new jersey, new york, missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
As Blood Runs Deep (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Small-town detective Noah Cordin is called to solve a juvenile homicide that occurred during a home burglary in his affluent town of Hilliard. The dead boy's mother, Allison Connor, is a member of the Meskada County Board of Commissioners, and ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, working class, small town, social differences, investigation, friend, dead boy, burglar, crime scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%