Movies like The Witness Files

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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: murder, crimes, mystery, life is a bitch, chase, legal, law enforcement, false accusation, on the run, witnessing a crime, police detective, woman in danger, dishonesty, couple relations, cons and scams, prisoner, court, jail, district attorney, witness, perjury, chases and races, danger, deadly, mob ...
Time: 90s, 20th century

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Most similar movies to The Witness Files

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, law enforcement, murder, dishonesty, chases and races and life is a bitch mostly in Crime, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like The Witness Files: Marked Man (1996), Sketch Artist (1992), Midnight Witness (1993), We'll Meet Again (2002), Never Forget (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: frame up, murder, chase, injustice, righting the wronged, false accusation, death row, prison, wrongfully committed, prison life, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: investigation, murder, false accusation, mystery, crimes, police detective, law enforcement, female star appears nude, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: police corruption, police detective, injustice, crimes, chase, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, on the run, life is a bitch, dishonesty, misfit, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
We'll Meet Again (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 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: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, righting the wronged, uncover truth, woman in danger, false accusation, law enforcement, dishonesty, amateur detective, crimes, mystery, life is a bitch, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 4.2
 347
Never Forget (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man (Phillips) who wakes up with amnesia also finds his supposed friend has accused him of murder.
Style: tense, exciting, mind bending, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, amnesia, forest, rock, memory loss, puzzle, law enforcement, mystery, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, dishonesty, law enforcement, chase, crimes, musician's life, on the run, life is a bitch, city life, frame up, false accusation, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: murder, chase, false accusation, threat, police officer, witness, robbery, revenge, police, burglar, gunfight, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Haven't We Met Before? (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 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, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: reincarnation, police detective, woman in danger, mystery, crimes, serial killer, law enforcement, college student, assault, deadly, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, tense, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: prison, crimes, law enforcement, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, criminal heroes, confined, frame up, jail, court ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: murder, police detective, power relations, courtroom, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), woman in danger, who done it, strong sexual content, dangerous attraction, fall in love, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.7
 322
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: mind bending, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, power relations, righting the wronged, couple relations, police station, police corruption, legal investigation, witnessing a crime, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, crimes, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: serious, exciting, mind bending, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: mistaken identity, psycho killer, chase, murder, investigation, crimes, police investigation, on the run, false accusation, cons and scams, woman in danger, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: murder, rivalry, crimes, fugitives, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, law enforcement, woman in danger, runaway, police, corruption, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, courtroom, courtroom drama, false accusation, righting the wronged, power relations, legal action, life is a bitch, investigation, gangsters, legal, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: serious, tense, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, false accusation, fighting crime, rivalry, dishonesty, on the run, infidelity, murder, crimes, gangsters, law enforcement, police station ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 1K
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, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, haunted by the past, police detective, murder, manipulation, crimes, serial killer, dishonesty, police investigation, woman in danger, law enforcement, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Fast Money (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Butler is an experienced car thief, McCoy a struggling reporter trying to nail a bad guy-senator. Meeting for the first time when they're both in dire need of air transportation, they team up long enough for Butler to steal a car with a very ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: graphic violence, disorder, car chase, lovers on the run, forgery, on the run, criminal heroes, witnessing a crime, government agency, blind ambition, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.0
 798
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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, graphic violence, false accusation, police corruption, strong sexual content, drug abuse, murder, frame up, righting the wronged, gangsters, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: hitman, on the run, gangsters, chase, crimes, tough heroes, heist, dishonesty, law enforcement, murder, crime boss, manhunt ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 ⇓
43%
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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, psychological, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, hostage, legal investigation, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, crimes, murder, false accusation, injustice, confined, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.1
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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: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: hitman, graphic violence, conspiracy, vengeance, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, assassination, murder, revenge, betrayal, female killer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, tense, captivating, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: legal investigation, courtroom drama, frame up, murder, vietnam veteran, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, legal action, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: murder, organized crime, police detective, investigation, gangsters, dishonesty, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, gang, woman in danger, crimes, riot ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.0
 174
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, exciting ...
Plot: rescue, law enforcement, intrigue, special agents, dishonesty, vengeance, revenge, kidnapping, mafia, loss of partner, crimes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Man on the Balcony (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A serial-killer attacks and murders young girls in the parks of Stockholm. The police have trouble finding any evidence to find the killer. But when a newsstand is robbed in one of the parks while the murderer strikes again, police inspector Martin ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, bleak, realistic
Plot: child murder investigation, serial killer, law enforcement, mystery, dishonesty, child murder, murder, criminal heroes, crimes, vigilante, single father, dead child ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.4
 298
A Time to Die (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A female photographer teams up with a policeman to try to bring down a corrupt police officer who framed her for drug possession and during her investigation, finds that not everything, or everyone, is what they appear to be.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, frame up, custody, murder, photographer, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, on the run, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Empire of the Wolves (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Turkey
Duration: 128 min.
Story: When the young detective Paul Nerteaux finds the third slashed female corpse of illegal Turkish immigrants, he decides to ask for support to the experienced dark retired detective Jean-Louis Schiffer to chase the serial killer. Together, they ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: police detective, memory loss, police investigation, uncover truth, mystery, murder, mind game, master criminal, terrorism, life is a bitch, crimes, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, turkey, paris france, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, realistic, mind bending, rough, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, murder, courtroom drama, couple relations, false accusation, friendship, cons and scams, crime gone awry, legal investigation, law enforcement, crimes, legal action ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
When Justice Fails (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A detective (Jeff Fahey) investigating the murders of two sex offenders gets involved with a beautiful district attorney (Marlee Matlin) who becomes a main suspect.
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, sexual, suspenseful
Plot: murder, sex maniac, law enforcement, crimes, legal, gays and lesbians, track down, mystery, dishonesty, investigation, mute or deaf, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%