Movies like The Public Eye

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The Public Eye (1992)
 6.5
 3K
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
Plot: nightclub, black market, gangsters, crimes, crime, journalism, fall in love, dishonesty, media, law enforcement, deadly, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, police, photographer, neo noir, taxi, photograph, massacre, lonely man, blackmail, murder, cigarette smoking, photojournalist, camera ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
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 serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crime, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, murder, law enforcement and gangsters mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Public Eye: Someone to Watch Over Me (1987), One Eyed King (2001), The Thief & the Stripper (2000), Perfect Witness (1989), The Killing Time (1987). 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: suspenseful, stylized, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, marriage, neo noir, police detective, socialite, romance, crimes, witnessing a crime, love and romance, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.6
 404
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, crime, irish american, gangster, irish mob
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: rough, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, law enforcement, stripper, murder, henchman, deception, crime, sex, gangster, female nudity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: rough, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, witness, courtroom, power relations, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, confined, danger, injustice, restaurant, prison, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, mystery, hidden identity, investigation, disorder, crime, law enforcement, betrayal, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.9
 2K
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: serious, tense, captivating, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, cons and scams, neo noir, murder, couples, crime gone awry, betrayal, deadly, small town, inheritance, drug dealer, sheriff ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.2
 700
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, uncover truth, tough law enforcer, mind game, investigation, police corruption, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, crime, fall in love, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 3K
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, rough, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, crimes, investigation, law enforcement, dishonesty, partners, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, law enforcer killer, police detective, police station, neo noir ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 5.6
 1K
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, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, going straight, life is a bitch, gangsters, drug dealing, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, addiction, law enforcement, drug abuse, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.5
 844
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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, chase, crimes, vengeance, heist, frame up, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
House of the Rising Sun (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ray, an ex-cop, is starting a new life looking to stay out of trouble. One evening, on Ray's watch, the nightclub he works for is robbed and the owner's son is shot dead. As his criminal past is exposed Ray hunts for the person responsible ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, nightclub, investigation, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect, on the run, gangsters, crimes, heroes, tough heroes, dishonesty, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.7
 179
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: criminal's revenge, hotshot hero, dangerous attraction, fall in love, dishonesty, deadly, love and romance, gangsters, romance, crimes, rivalry, hitman ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.3
 2K
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: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, couple relations, love triangle, haunted by the past, love affair, crime, unfulfillment, deadly, crimes, hidden identity, dishonesty, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, new york, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.4
 801
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, heist, dishonesty, law enforcement, danger, crime gone awry, deadly, criminal's revenge, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 11K
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, twists and turns, tense, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, witnessing a crime, crimes, disorder, dishonesty, witness, cons and scams, nothing goes right, small town, deadly, small town life, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, tense, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: murder, undercover, police investigation, police, crimes, who done it, mystery, dishonesty, deadly, master criminal, cons and scams, police corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, israel, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 582
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, sociopath, city, police officer, tough heroes, loss of partner, police detective, profanity, police investigation, obsessive quest, vigilantism, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, crime, crimes, uncover truth, rivalry, femme fatale, police corruption, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 8K
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, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: police corruption, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, dirty cop, gangsters, criminal heroes, crime, cons and scams, treatment, police department ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, atmospheric
Plot: gangsters, investigation, soldier, crimes, crime, heist, witnessing a crime, criminal heroes, dishonesty, deadly, frame up, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative.
Style: cynical, gloomy, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, neo noir, bandit, strip club, gangsters, crime gone awry, gambling, murder, crime, crimes, neo-noir, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 907
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, crimes, writer's life, crime, gangsters, dishonesty, love and romance, journalism, unlikely criminals, fall in love, love triangle, neo-noir ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Lifetime (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When David Lindholm, Sweden's most famous police officer, found shot in bed identifies herself quickly with his young wife Julia. Julia is threatened with life imprisonment for murder, both her ​​husband and her missing four year old son ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: investigation, crime, crimes, murder, race against time, journalism, deadly, dishonesty, missing child, police, kidnapping, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright (2010)
Genre: Action, 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: serious, exciting, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gangsters, track down, rivalry, danger, on the run, law enforcement, police corruption, special agents, vengeance, cons and scams, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, latin america, mexico, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 3K
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: prostitute, journalism, pimp, media satire, city life, frame up, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, danger, police investigation, celebrity culture, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.5
 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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, on the road, murder, neo noir, criminal heroes, dishonesty, on the run, crimes, law enforcement, partners, friends, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Death Collector (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A kid from the neighborhood goes to work for the Mafia as a collector.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, crime, gangsters, tough law enforcer, deadly, danger, kids in trouble, hitman, disorder, dishonesty, gang, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: disturbing, psychological, stylized, rough, clever ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, neo noir, honeymoon, con artists, nurse, crime, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance, law enforcement, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, alabama, new york, missouri, michigan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.3
 904
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
Audience: date night, student film
Plot: danger, love and romance, fall in love, woman in danger, criminal heroes, lovers on the run, rescue, dishonesty, crimes, crime, gangsters, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 245
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: policewoman, triad, mystery, law enforcement, partners, deadly, investigation, crime, dishonesty, police detective, murder, pregnancy ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%