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: crimes, couple relations, crime, life is a bitch, chase, on the run, legal, danger, murder, chases and races, dishonesty, law enforcement, false accusation, deadly, witnessing a crime, cons and scams, police detective, woman in danger, mystery, trial, witness, district attorney, prisoner, jail, 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 serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about deadly, crimes, murder, law enforcement, crime, dishonesty and chases and races mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like The Witness Files: Marked Man (1996), Sketch Artist (1992), Midnight Witness (1993), We'll Meet Again (2002), Zero Tolerance (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.3
 273
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: murder, frame up, chase, hunted, chases and races, confined, crime, life is a bitch, righting the wronged, wrongfully committed, crimes, criminal heroes ...
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, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, tense
Plot: sketch artist, investigation, false accusation, murder, mystery, crimes, police detective, deadly, law enforcement, legal, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, rough, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: chases and races, crime, misfit, injustice, chase, police corruption, on the run, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, police detective, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: mind bending, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, law enforcement, dishonesty, false accusation, memory loss, mystery, partners, deadly, righting the wronged, spouse killer, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: false accusation, murder, chase, threat, city, witness, police, revenge, police officer, robbery, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.3
 291
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, tense, exciting, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, rock, amnesia, deadly, memory loss, on the run, false accusation, life is a bitch, mystery, dishonesty, gory, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.0
 154
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, rough, serious
Plot: policewoman killing, deadly, dishonesty, life is a bitch, chases and races, crime, crimes, witnessing a crime, murder, drug dealing, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.1
 348
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, law enforcement, chase, drug abuse, chases and races, crimes, musician's life, life is a bitch, crime, city life, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: murder, fugitives, crimes, crime, chases and races, witnessing a crime, danger, woman in danger, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, mind bending, serious, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, murder, power relations, courtroom drama, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, investigation, false accusation, legal, righting the wronged, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.8
 574
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, crime, law enforcement, false accusation, frame up, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, anti heroes, protagonist as suspect, criminal heroes, confined, trial ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, dedicated lawyer, who done it, fall in love, crimes, legal investigation, dangerous attraction, couples, strong sexual content, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, exciting ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, chase, crimes, gangsters, heist, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, tough heroes, danger, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.1
 627
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, crime, gangsters, witnessing a crime, life is a bitch, frame up, gang, chases and races, crimes, criminal heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.9
 289
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, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: murder, protagonist as suspect, crimes, crime, legal investigation, couple relations, police investigation, serial killer, private detective, amateur detective, femme fatale, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.0
 241
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: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: hitman, danger, deadly, dishonesty, vengeance, rivalry, crime, chases and races, crimes, assassination, assassin, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.3
 224
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, custody, murder, frame up, photographer, heroes, witnessing a crime, wrongfully committed, crime, protagonist as suspect, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ 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: disturbing, psychological, rough, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, witness, courtroom, confined, witnessing a crime, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, crimes, chases and races, crime, prison, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Nature of the Beast (1995)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two men, both hiding a deadly secret, are on a murderous rampage through the desert.
Style: scary, rough, serious, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder, desert, psychopath, mystery, on the run, crimes, deadly, who done it, danger, police investigation, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, sexual
Plot: murder, crimes, gays and lesbians, crime, mute or deaf, mystery, romance, fall in love, dangerous attraction, danger, obsession, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Devil's Teardrop (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a man known only as "The Digger" opens fire in a train station many are left dead. The only clue the FBI has is a hand written letter with demands on it. Agent Margurete needs help analyzing it and the best is retired specialist ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: crime, mystery, special agents, criminal heroes, danger, crimes, hitman, law enforcement, deadly, psychopath, fbi agent, murder
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
 315
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: realistic, bleak, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: police corruption, police detective, investigation, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, murder, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, amazing grace hymn, kicked in the crotch ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ 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: realistic, mind bending, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, murder, law enforcement, deadly, crime gone awry, false accusation, legal, rivalry, friendship, courtroom drama, mind game, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 5.7
 548
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: suspenseful, realistic, psychological, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, injustice, murder, law enforcement, legal investigation, crimes, hotshot lawyer, false accusation, legal, police corruption, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train ride, chase, testimony, witness protection, district attorney, hitman, police investigation, crimes, uncover truth, legal, on the run, assassination attempt ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, canada, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Underground (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A cop must stop the killings of rap stars. But, he gets in too deep after his partner is killed.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, investigation, urban ghetto, hip hop, murder, chases and races, gangsters, urban ghetto life, hotshot hero, life is a bitch, crime, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 3K
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: mind bending, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: chase, murder, mistaken identity, housewife, cons and scams, chases and races, fugitives, police investigation, investigation, frame up, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: reincarnation, serial killer, police detective, crimes, crime, mystery, woman in danger, danger, deadly, law enforcement, college student
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.4
 342
Perfect Prey (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A former Texas Ranger is recruited by a Houston police captain to assist a homicide detective in the search for an elusive serial killer who collects antique dolls.
Style: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, obsession, woman in danger, danger, law enforcement, deadly, psychopath, kidnapping, police investigation, police detective, murder, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.2
 142
Dangerous Love (1988)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A psychopath kills members of a video dating club and records their deaths.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, murder, chases and races, life is a bitch, crimes, mystery, crime, false accusation, frame up, righting the wronged ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%