Movies like Witness

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Witness (1985)
 7.4
 75K
Witness (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A sheltered Amish child is the sole witness of a brutal murder in a restroom at a Philadelphia train station, and he must be protected. The assignment falls to a taciturn detective who goes undercover in a Pennsylvania Dutch community. On the farm, he slowly assimilates despite his urban grit and forges a romantic bond with the child's beautiful mother.
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, serious, realistic, touching, thought provoking, scenic, dramatic ...
Plot: amish, crime, corruption, police investigation, police corruption, culture clash, murder, fish out of water, law enforcement, romance, forbidden love, witnessing a crime, track down, funeral, bully, cop as target, police detective, chase, police brutality, countryside, fall in love, train, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa

Most similar movies to Witness

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about murder, crimes, dishonesty, mentor, crime, dialogue and betrayal mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Witness: The Big Easy (1986), Someone to Watch Over Me (1987), Internal Affairs (1990), Lonely Hearts (2006), Sea of Love (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 10K
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: clever, sexy, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: police corruption, police, corruption, murder, neo noir, crime, investigation, police investigation, romance, verbal byplay, uncover truth, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, seaport, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Someone to Watch Over Me (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, marriage, neo noir, socialite, romance, police detective, witnessing a crime, crime, woman in danger, urban, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Internal Affairs (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Keen young Raymold Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner Amy Wallace are soon looking closely at the activities of cop Dennis Peck whose financial holdings start to suggest something shady. Indeed Peck ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, sexual ...
Plot: police corruption, neo noir, internal affairs, psychopath, crime, yuppie, strong sexual content, police investigation, urban, undercover agent, vengeance, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.5
 19K
Lonely Hearts (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the late 1940's, Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez were America's notorious "Lonely Hearts Killers". Their lethal scam was simple; they would swindle and then viciously murder lovelorn war widows who would answer their ...
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, seduction, murder, neo noir, loneliness, femme fatale, crime, police investigation, women, attempted murder, stabbing, sexual attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 6.8
 33K
Sea of Love (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
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, suspense, erotic, sexy, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, police, femme fatale, suspect, newspaper, crime, police detective, oldies, strong sexual content, partners against crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, West Germany
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: sexual, suspense, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: murder, obsession, betrayal, sex, adultery, crime gone awry, neo noir, conspiracy, confession, infidelity, crime, neo-noir ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover, jewish, police, violence, exploitation, crime, rabbi, master criminal, partners against crime, mystery, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, israel, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.6
 19K
Dark Blue (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set during the Rodney King riots, a robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.
Style: serious, bleak, tense, realistic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police corruption, corruption, neo noir, riot, crime, confession, police investigation, interracial relations, ghetto, family, special unit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 7K
Gang Related (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two corrupt cops have a successful, seemingly perfect money making scheme- they sell drugs that they seize from dealers, kill the dealers, and blame the crimes on street gangs. Their scheme is going along smoothly until they kill an undercover DEA ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, brutality, frame up, buddy, surgeon, stripper, crime, bail bondsman, police detective, cons and scams, police corruption, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Under Suspicion (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. "This will only take ten minutes", they say, but it turns out to be one loose end after another, and the ten minutes he is ...
Style: clever, suspense, talky, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, rape, mind game, crime, lawyer, mystery, serial killer, crumbling marriage, sexual murder, suspicion of murder, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: puerto rico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.4
 18K
The Yards (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the rail yards of Queens, contractors repair and rebuild the city's subway cars. These contracts are lucrative, so graft and corruption are rife. When Leo Handler gets out of prison, he finds his aunt married to Frank Olchin, one of the big ...
Style: tense, serious, clever, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, corruption, murder, crime, false accusation, whistleblower, bribery, political corruption, urban, moral dilemma, subway, criminal ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, neo noir, police, political corruption, crime, police investigation, mystery, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, celebrity, prostitute ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.3
 7K
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, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: femme fatale, crime, serial killer, obsession, investigation, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, couples, power relations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hawaii, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.3
 993
Cat Chaser (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Miami hotel owner finds danger when be becomes romantically involved with the wife of a deposed general from the Dominican Republic where he fought many years back.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, betrayal, forbidden love, crime, love affair, hotel, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance, soldier, intrigue, rescue ...
Time: 80s
Place: dominican republic, florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Honeymoon Killers (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 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, stylized, serious, clever, psychological ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, neo noir, crime, honeymoon, murderous pair, widow, romance, dangerous attraction, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: usa, new jersey, michigan, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.8
 101K
Street Kings (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tom Ludlow is a disillusioned L.A. Police Officer, rarely playing by the rules and haunted by the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a ...
Style: tense, serious, twists and turns, harsh, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, violence, dirty cop, police investigation, tough law enforcer, twists & turns, right and wrong, doubts and hesitations, undercover cop, corruption, police, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.9
 44K
Frantic (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ford plays an American doctor whose wife suddenly vanishes in Paris. To find her, he navigates a puzzling web of language, locale, laissez-faire cops, triplicate-form filling bureaucrats and a defiant, mysterious waif who knows more than she tells.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: espionage, kidnapping, missing person, missing wife, doctor, rescue, jazz, amateur detective, crime, wife, married couple, intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Albino Alligator (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three petty thieves who the police believe to be major criminals are chased into a basement bar where they take five hostages including all the bar employees. The rest of the movie deals with the cops lurking outside the bar while the trio try to ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, dark humor, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, gun, bar, police, crime, crime gone awry, mistaken identity, hostages, neo noir, siege, heist, sibling relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Movie in collections
A Perfect Murder (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Millionaire industrialist Steven Taylor is a man who has everything but what he craves most: the love and fidelity of his wife. A hugely successful player in the New York financial world, he considers her to be his most treasured acquisition. But ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, clever, sexy, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, crime, betrayal, artist, murder, jealousy, love affair, crimes, perfect crime, plan gone awry, private detective, extramarital affair ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
 14K
Jennifer 8 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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: suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, falling in love, mystery, obsession, crime, surveillance, school, small town, police investigation, dangerous attraction, victim ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.6
 8K
Suspect (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a Supreme Court judge commits suicide and his secretary is found murdered, all fingers point to Carl Anderson (Liam Neeson), a homeless veteran who's deaf and mute. But when public defender Kathleen Riley (Cher) is assigned to his case, ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: legal investigation, courtroom drama, courtroom, murder, mystery, lawyer, false accusation, jury, lobbyist, crime, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.7
 6K
No Mercy (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An unconventional undercover Chicago cop and his partner are recruited to commit the murder of a New Orleans criminal kingpin.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, revenge, chase, vengeance, vigilante, violence, neo-noir, hitman, crime, swamp, gangsters, sex ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.3
 13K
Unlawful Entry (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After a break-in at their house, a couple gets help from one of the cops that answered their call. He helps them install the security system, and begins dropping by on short notice and unofficial patrol, and spends a lot of time discussing the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, police, murder, lawyer, stalker, alarm, prostitute, voyeur, jealousy, argument, death, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Pride and Glory (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A saga centered on a multi-generational family of New York City Police officers. The family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney, investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, police corruption, police investigation, moral dilemma, crime, murder, dishonesty, cover up, uncover truth, betrayal, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Monument Ave. (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bobby O'Grady a low level member of a Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty to him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, murder, crime, gangsters, criminal's revenge, gang, juvenile delinquency, working class, vengeance, witnessing a crime, urban ghetto, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
L.A. Confidential (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.
Style: tense, clever, talky, captivating, cynical ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, police detective, murder, district attorney, police corruption, corpse, prostitute, manipulations, fighting the system, corruption, domestic violence, gang ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Devil's Own (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Frankie McGuire, one of the IRA's deadliest assassins, draws an American family into the crossfire of terrorism. But when he is sent to the U.S. to buy weapons, Frankie is housed with the family of Tom O'Meara, a New York cop who knows ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: betrayal, terrorism, terrorist, politics, murder, friendship, soldier, assassin, police investigation, vengeance, anonymity, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, ireland, northern ireland, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.3
 19K
State of Grace (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackie's sister ...
Style: realistic, stylized, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, betrayal, neo noir, irish, crime, undercover, drugs/alcohol, gangsters, reunion, urban, undercover agent, working undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, boston, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.0
 4K
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: investigation, murder, janitor, reporter, mystery, espionage, opposites attract, love affair, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, journalism ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, vietnam, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.5
 5K
Q & A (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A young district attorney seeking to prove a case against a corrupt police detective encounters a former lover and her new protector, a crime boss who refuse to help him.
Style: talky, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, district attorney, crime boss, police brutality, murder, crime, racism, investigation, dedicated lawyer, urban, tough law enforcer, against the rules ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, puerto rico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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