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The Witness Files (1999)
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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: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crimes, couple relations, crime, life is a bitch, mystery, chase, on the run, legal, danger, murder, chases and races, dishonesty, law enforcement, false accusation, deadly, witnessing a crime, cons and scams, woman in danger, police detective, trial, prisoner, witness, jail, district attorney, mob
Time: 90s, 20th century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about deadly, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, murder, crime and chases and races mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like The Witness Files: Sketch Artist (1992), Marked Man (1996), Midnight Witness (1993), We'll Meet Again (2002), Never Forget (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Sketch Artist (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sketch artist for the police helps a witness recall who she saw leaving the scene of a murder, and discovers that the person is his wife. Not willing to believe she was responsible, he resketches the pictures so they don't look like her, and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: sketch artist, investigation, mystery, crimes, murder, false accusation, police detective, law enforcement, deadly, legal, life is a bitch, crime ...
Time: 90s
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95%
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Marked Man (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A jailed auto mechanic must run for his life after he witnesses the murder of a fellow inmate by two prison guards.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: frame up, murder, chase, hunted, prison life, death row, righting the wronged, on the run, escape, strong violent content, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Midnight Witness (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Renegade cops are videotaped murdering a motorist and the witnesses are in danger of being their next victims.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: crime, chases and races, crimes, life is a bitch, chase, police detective, witnessing a crime, on the run, police corruption, injustice, misfit, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
We'll Meet Again (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Socialite Molly Lasch is released from prison after serving a six-year sentence for the murder of her husband, Dr. Gary Lasch. Now, with the help of Fran, an investigative reporter, Molly sets out to prove her innocence. Together they uncover a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, righting the wronged, false accusation, uncover truth, woman in danger, riddles and clues, price of justice, mystery, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Never Forget (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A man (Phillips) who wakes up with amnesia also finds his supposed friend has accused him of murder.
Style: realistic, psychological, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: murder, rock, amnesia, law enforcement, in the woods, conspiracy, on the run, best friends, crimes, chases and races, dishonesty, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Butter (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Corrupt record company executives kill a singing sensation with a drug overdose rather than letting her leave their label and join another company. They then frame her cousin/manager for the murder forcing him to go on the run and to try to get the ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, city life, musician's life, crime, chase, frame up, false accusation, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, drug abuse, on the run ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Zero Tolerance (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Johan is a two-fisted Gothenburg cop who finds himself in a shoot-out with jewel robbers. After the smoke has cleared, one robber, shot by his accomplice, and an innocent bystander, are dead. Three witnesses, including Helen, identify thug ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: chase, murder, false accusation, police, revenge, burglar, police officer, threat, gunfight, city, witness, robbery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Haven't We Met Before? (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Mary Higgins Clark. Under hypnosis, a mental patient admits to several recent murders. He also offers a strange defense when he claims that he is the reincarnation of a 19th century man who was wrongly executed.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: reincarnation, police detective, woman in danger, deadly, law enforcement, serial killer, crime, crimes, mystery, danger, assault, college student
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Proximity (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When William Conroy (Rob Lowe), a former college professor, is sentenced to life in prison for vehicular manslaughter it seems his life is over. But when a fellow inmate tells him that in the past two years fourteen inmates have died at the prison, ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Plot: prison, law enforcement, crimes, crime, false accusation, criminal heroes, confined, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, anti heroes, anti hero, frame up ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Switch (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Montreal, the unemployed fashion designer Sophie Malaterre is shown a website, switch.com, where it is possible to switch houses with a stranger for vacation. Sophie seeks an apartment in Paris nearby the Eiffel Tower that belongs to Bénédicte ...
Style: exciting, serious, mind bending, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: mistaken identity, murder, chase, investigation, woman in danger, on the run, false accusation, deadly, disorder, dishonesty, frame up, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: realistic, suspenseful, mind bending, serious
Plot: courtroom, murder, dedicated lawyer, crimes, gangsters, courtroom drama, power relations, righting the wronged, investigation, legal, uncover truth, legal action ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Portraits of a Killer (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An attorney takes the lawyer/client relationship too seriously. She ends up falling for her client, a very charming photographer who has been charged with a multiple murder. She wants to believe he is innocent but she cannot deny her suspicions.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, legal investigation, power relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), serial killer, dishonesty, who done it, crimes, dedicated lawyer, dangerous attraction, fall in love, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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First Degree (1995)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When prominent businessman Andrew Pyne is found shot in a New York alley, one of the NYPD's best, Rick Mallory, suspects a Galeno Mob hit. When he and his partner, Amos Turzo try to question Pyne's widow, Hadley, they are quickly ushered ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, police station, couple relations, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation, mystery, witnessing a crime, dedicated lawyer, crime, crimes, police investigation, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, serious, rough, tense, suspenseful
Plot: murder, crime, chases and races, witnessing a crime, crimes, fugitives, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, woman in danger, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
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Black Point (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In an Alaskan fishing town, a local crime boss suspects a local fisherman knows where his stolen money is, but this fisherman is no regular Joe.
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, betrayal, fighting crime, dishonesty, deadly, infidelity, on the run, rivalry, danger, murder, crimes, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Night of the Running Man (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Las Vegas cab driver finds a million dollars of stolen money in his cab after his fare is murdered. Soon after, a ruthless hitman is in persuit; he will stop at nothing to recover the money and dispose of all witnesses.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, gangsters, chase, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, heist, danger, tough heroes, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Rage and Honor (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Witnessing a drug deal involving local gang members and cops, an Australian police officer feels he can no longer be just an observer. He joins forces with a local teacher who just happens to be a karate expert and together they try to take back the ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, dishonesty, strong sexual content, fighting crime, rivalry, drug dealing, witnessing a crime, criminal heroes, deadly, law enforcement, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Nature of the Beast (1995)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two men, both hiding a deadly secret, are on a murderous rampage through the desert.
Style: psychological, rough, serious, scary, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder, desert, psychopath, police investigation, mystery, on the run, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, chase, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Magic Man (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In order to see magic idol Krell Darius perform his world-famous magic act, a beautiful aspiring young-magician, Tatiana, travels from New York to Las Vegas with her closest friends, BFFs, Elena and Vera. As the layers of illusion unfold, so too do ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: investigation, haunted by the past, police detective, deadly, serial killer, crimes, manipulations, danger, manipulation, murder, dishonesty, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Assault (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A female cop protects a dead drug dealer's wife from mob assassins.
Style: realistic, serious, rough
Plot: murder, policewoman killing, life is a bitch, crimes, witnessing a crime, crime, fighting the system, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Backflash (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman is released from prison and heads home to help outwit a local mob boss and pull off the scam of a lifetime.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, cons and scams, deadly, odd couple, on the run, danger, crime gone awry, crime, criminal's revenge, gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Narrow Margin (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Los Angeles District Attorney (Gene Hackman) is attempting to take an unwilling murder witness (Anne Archer) back to the United States from Canada to testify against a top-level mob boss. Frantically attempting to escape two deadly hit men sent to ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train ride, police investigation, testimony, chase, district attorney, hitman, crimes, uncover truth, witness protection, woman in danger, legal, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, canada
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42%
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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, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, hostage, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, legal investigation, crimes, injustice, murder, false accusation, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Perry investigates the murder of a former madam and uncovers a multimillion dollar banking fraud in the process.
Style: rough, realistic, mind bending, serious, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, murder, life is a bitch, legal investigation, crimes, dedicated lawyer, mystery, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, couple relations, courtroom drama, crime ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: disturbing, psychological, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, witness, courtroom, injustice, danger, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, rebellion, restaurant, legal, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Contract (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hannah has been trained in the lethal art of assasination by her father Luc, a former sniper with the special forces in Vietnam. When her father is unexpectedly killed she is forced to choose between the violent world she knows and the ordinary ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: rivalry, conspiracy, vengeance, danger, dishonesty, deadly, hitman, crimes, chases and races, crime, graphic violence, assassination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, frame up, murder, vietnam veteran, legal investigation, false accusation, mystery, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Dog Watch (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A San Francisco detective (Elliott) goes wild when he discovers his partner dead and the presumed culprit standing over him. After beating the man to death, he comes to his senses and realizes that he has to get rid of the body of the beaten man. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, bleak, realistic
Plot: police detective, police corruption, life is a bitch, crime, crimes, investigation, graphic violence, deadly, murder, law enforcement, dishonesty, amazing grace hymn ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Third Wave (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Finland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Johan Falk hasn't been working for over a year since he resigned from the police. Most of all he wants to move out to the countryside, but fate has a different thought.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, organized crime, police detective, danger, gangsters, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, investigation, gang, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 2.9
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Safehouse (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ex-FBI agent Cooper O'Neil thinks the dangerous times in his life are in the past; that is, until his former partner shows up dead at his marina home. O'Neil's old partner had a coveted thumb drive in his possession when he died, and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, tense, exciting ...
Plot: rescue, law enforcement, danger, intrigue, special agents, deadly, chases and races, dishonesty, vengeance, kidnapping, revenge, mafia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%