Movies like Eye of the Stranger

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Eye of the Stranger (1993)
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Eye of the Stranger (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A stranger comes into town and causes a stir when he stands up for the townfolk, in the face of the intimidation tactics from Mayor Howard Baines. The scheming mayor wants to buy up all the local properties, and has hired two thugs to help 'persuade' the owners to sell.
Style: rough, bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, crimes, vengeance, investigation, disability, contests and competitions, terrorism, crime, life is a bitch, mystery, infidelity, legal, small town life, dishonesty, law enforcement, small town, deadly, rivalry, wrongfully committed, tough heroes, stranger, corrupt official, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Time: 90s

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Most similar movies to Eye of the Stranger

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about deadly, crimes, dishonesty, crime, law enforcement, murder and rivalry mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Eye of the Stranger: Laws of Deception (1997), Jaded (1998), The Big Fall (1997), A Killing in a Small Town (1990), Color of Justice (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Laws of Deception (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A law student is seduced by a beautiful woman he doesn't know, and after a one night stand with her, his roommate warns him to be careful because he suspects she may have other motives. Years later, she returns and hires him as her lawyer to ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: murder, lawyer, law enforcement, legal action, rivalry, obsessive quest, crime, orphan, protagonist as suspect, life is a bitch, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
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95%
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Jaded (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When an innocent young girl finds herself befriended by two sexy, uninhibited girls at a small-town bar, she discovers that they have more planned than just a party-and she's central to the action.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: investigation, rape, lesbian seduction, courtroom drama, sexual abuse, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, legal, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 4.1
 149
The Big Fall (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: L.A. private detective is hired to investigate the disappearance of an alluring woman's brother. Surrounded by double-crossing deals and dangerous relation, Rybeck will have to plunge headfirst into his deadliest case ever.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, danger, heist, mystery, missing person, chase, crimes, espionage, investigation, murder, escapades, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
A Killing in a Small Town (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The gory ax-murder of one mousy, suburban Texas housewife by another is nearly as shocking as the excuse offered by the bespectacled defendant's attorney: self-defense. Could it be so?
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: self defense, murder, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, manipulation, dangerous attraction, uncover truth, small town life, vengeance, false accusation, school, love affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Color of Justice (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four young black men kill a white woman, the D.A. is very cautious in how to proceed...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, interracial relations, racism, law enforcement, dedicated lawyer, crime, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, politics, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.3
 20
Tucked Away (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On the surface, Ray Ryan has it all. He's a successful advertising executive with a new promotion. He has a nice home and a beautiful fiancée. Underneath it all is a dark secret he's finding harder to hide. Ray's nightmares are ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: investigation, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, murder, secret, abusive father, aging
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Twisted Justice (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the Los Angeles of the future, police are forbidden to carry weapons and must use stun guns instead. A maverick detective ignores those restrictions in his pursuit of "The Bullseye Murderer," a psychotic rapist who takes a new drug ...
Style: futuristic, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dishonesty, serial killer, rivalry, investigation, mad scientist, vengeance, police corruption, psychopath, law enforcement, chase, danger, chases and races ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
American Born (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A teenager who is obsessed with gangster movies believes himself to be a real gangster after his father is murdered.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, tommy gun, teenager, mafia, vengeance, teenage life, obsession, tough heroes, unlikely criminals, rivalry, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Andrew Luster, the heir to the Max factor fortune, is convicted of rape on 86 counts. This Lifetime original movie recounts the rapes committed by the infamous Andrew Luster and the women who brought him to justice.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, investigation, crimes, legal, dishonesty, society, injustice, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, nightclub, rape, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Knife in the Head (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: One night when seeking his estranged wife, Hoffmann goes to the youth center where she works. The police are there rounding up radicals who frequent the center - Hoffmann runs into the building and ends up being shot in the head. He awakens with ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, thought provoking, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: memory loss, hospital, politics, mystery, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, dishonesty, self discovery, terrorism, vengeance, infidelity ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Partners in Crime (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gene Reardon (Hauer) is a twice-divorced police detective who lives with his daughter. When a well-heeled local man is kidnapped, the FBI is called in, which introduces Longsworth (played by Paulina Porizkova). Longsworth happens to have been ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, private detective, special agents, femme fatale, investigation, uncover truth, who done it, crime, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Two Mr. Kissels (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Drama based on a true story. Rich, high-flying brothers Robert and Andrew Kissel seemingly have everything: beautiful wives who love them, great jobs and huge houses. But beneath the surface lie resentments and secrets that will eventually be their ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crimes, mystery, dishonesty, couples, family relations, infidelity, couple relations, murder, deadly, crime, siblings relations, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Runaway (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At the birth of two boys, one white and one black, a mysterious and powerful Conjure Woman (Maya Angelou) prophesies that they will start the change. Growing up as best friends in rural Georgia in the 1940s, the boys make a discovery that leads the ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, captivating, tense, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, interracial relations, mystery, friendship, murder, crimes, dishonesty, lifestyle, deadly, law enforcement, society, social relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.1
 145
Prime Target (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Maverick Cop John Bloodstone is taken off suspension to ferry a Mob Boss into custody. But all is not what it seems.....
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: informant, fbi, criminal heroes, crime, on the road, small town life, prison, bank, special agents, dishonesty, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
 926
Route 9 (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During a routine surveilance on desolate Route 9, two small town deputies come across over one million dollars in cash, a van full of drugs, several dead bodies and not a witness in sight.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: small town, investigation, drug dealing, sheriff, cash, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, crime gone awry, deadly, crime, dishonesty, murder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.7
 115
After the Game (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the Game is a crime fiction murder mystery with a theme of "after the game of poker" and "after the game of life." It deals with revenge, deceit, lust and greed, and explores karma and the afterlife. Aging gambler Benny ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, gambling, vengeance, afterlife, crime, crimes, mind game, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry, female nudity, sex ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.2
 298
The Fixer (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack Killoran is a lawyer who can 'fix' any situation for his wealthy clients, usually by bribing or blackmailing corrupt officials. Killoran runs afoul of some of his clients when he has a crisis of conscience after miraculously surviving ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, rough, suspenseful
Plot: dishonesty, going straight, deadly, legal, crime, politics, law enforcement, legal investigation, crimes, mystery, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Warrior Class (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rookie lawyer Alec Brno has just been assigned the case of his career: exposing a billion-dollar oil scam led by a ruthless mafia boss. When he reluctantly falls for the gangster's beautiful but drug-addicted wife - also his key witness - Alec ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: legal, gangsters, courtroom, criminal's revenge, legal investigation, fall in love, dangerous attraction, hitman, life is a bitch, crimes, law enforcement, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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A Question of Silence (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three women, all strangers to each other, meet in a dress boutique. One of the three is approached by the male proprietor as she is shoplifting a garment. When he approaches her the other two join her in beating the man to death. Other female ...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, serious, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: murder, legal, feminism, protagonist as suspect, courtroom, politics, life is a bitch, crime, law enforcement, legal investigation, deadly, store ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 93
Bloodlines (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After Elaine Hopkin is found dead, apparent an OD suicide, her firstborn Mark wouldn't even inform his dad James Hopkin, who was locked up for murder. Kid sister Justine, a cocky uniformed cop, goes visit him, only to learn he was just ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, danger, crimes, deadly, intrigue, rivalry, righting the wronged, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.3
 379
The Coverup (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Personal injury attorney Stuart Pepper faces the challenge of his young career when he takes on a controversial case of wrongful death in small town Iowa. Kevin Thacker's body was found in the alley outside the Marshalltown Police Department ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: mystery, legal, corruption, investigation, rivalry, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, legal action, small town life, law enforcement, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Jill Rips (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A tough guy goes undercover on a personal mission of vengeance into the hardcore world of S&M, to find out who's responsible for the death of his brother.
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, rough, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, law enforcement, investigation, dishonesty, crime, deadly, crimes, tough heroes, death of brother, prostitute, undercover cop ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Conflict of Interest (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Gideon rules the down and dirty side of town. From the docks where he runs an export business in stolen cars, to the heavy metal club where he can turn a little extra cash on hot women and cool drugs. Everyone loves Gideon, especially his posse of ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: heavy metal, investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, police detective, vengeance, heist, frame up, kidnapping, false accusation, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Last Riders (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When his family is murdered, Johnny gets revenge on his former biker gang, The Slaves, and the police who lied to the gang about Johnny selling them out to the authorities.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, gangsters, deadly, rivalry, vengeance, death of family, police, revenge, biker
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in Boston, leaving Rose and Suitcase to handle a crime spree in ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, law enforcement, investigation, deadly, police investigation, crimes, murder investigation, small town, mystery, crime, police officer, police chief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Rape of Richard Beck (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The tables turn for cynical police officer Richard Beck (Richard Crenna) when he's viciously attacked by two homicidal crooks. Having never been empathetic toward the victims he's dealt with on a daily basis, Beck must now confront the ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: rape, law enforcement, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, vengeance, deadly, rivalry, murder, danger, legal ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Through the Valley (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An innocent man framed for murder, and the system that just wants another minority conviction.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: murder, racism, fighting the system, going straight, protagonist as suspect, injustice, redemption, frame up, legal, crimes, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.6
 108
Deceit (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ellen's life is turned upside down after her wealthy hubby vanishes at sea. Everyone close to her is a liar - especially Ellen's missing spouse. Was this a case of an affair gone bad? A corporate cover-up? Or something far more sinister? ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, mind bending
Plot: infidelity, murder, couple relations, love affair, crimes, who done it, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, couples, life is a bitch, deadly, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Brotherhood of Murder (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of the true story of the largest cash robbery in the history of the USA.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, racism, going straight, hostages, law enforcement, crimes, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, injustice, working undercover, police corruption, down on your luck ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.7
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Quiet Fire (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jesse Palmer, is a Vietnam Veteran who must discomfit his ex-commanding officer turned crooked senate candidate named Whalen from conspiring to turn over part of the U.S. Government to terrorists. Whalen has all the help that he can afford. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, political corruption, vietnam veteran, one man army, crimes, on the run, deadly, heroes, crime, law enforcement, chases and races, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%