Witnessing a crime movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant witnessing a crime movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense and exciting films and TV shows about / with witnessing a crime, crimes, murder, danger, dishonesty, chase, deadly, gun, disorder and police investigation plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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witnessing a crime movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as witnessing a crime: The Guardians (2012), The Client (1994), The Road Killers (1994), Pineapple Express (2008), The Hypnotist (2012), The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008), Enemy of the State (1998), Witness (1985), The Midnight Meat Train (2008), My Blue Heaven (1990).

List of witnessing a crime movies

The Guardians (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 15-year-old Nina witnesses a terrible crime that puts her life in danger. Being an orphan, she has nobody she can trust. When corrupt businessman Thomas Backer sends five killers after Nina, witness protection officer, Max, a former special-forces ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: witnessing a crime, orphan, on the run, friendship, murder, deadly, danger, teenage girl, tough heroes, bodyguard, child in peril, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, berlin germany
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 6.7
 62K
The Client (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A street-wise kid, Mark Sway, sees the suicide of Jerome Clifford, a prominent Louisiana lawyer, whose current client is Barry 'The Blade' Muldano, a Mafia hit-man. Before Jerome shoots himself, he tells Mark where the body of a Senator is ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, touching, tense ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: witnessing a crime, witness protection, lawyers and clients, suicide, lawyer, investigation, danger, fighting the system, hotshot lawyer, surveillance, brother, mafia ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: memphis, new orleans, san francisco
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Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In New York City, an estranged couple who witness a murder are relocated to small-town Wyoming as part of a witness-protection program.
Style: romantic, funny, light, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: witnessing a crime, witness protection, starting over, crumbling marriage, love and romance, marital problem, small town, reconciliation, witness protection program, couple relations, fish out of water, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wyoming, usa, new york, los angeles, san francisco
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The Road Killers (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a young boy is almost runover by a maniac on a highway, a re-encounter and confrontation by the boy's father with the driver sets off conflicts with a carful of maniacs.
Style: road movie, serious, realistic, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: witnessing a crime, gang, psychopath, kidnapping, woman in danger, missing person, family in danger, hostage, crimes, rescue, crime, danger ...
Time: 90s
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Pineapple Express (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A stoner and his dealer are forced to go on the run from the police after the pothead witnesses a cop commit a murder.
Style: humorous, funny, light, entertaining, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: marijuana, stoners, drugs, friendship, stoner, drug trip, witnessing a crime, stupidity, buddies, on the run, crimes, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s, year 1937
Place: usa
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The Hypnotist (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After a young woman and her parents are murdered by a killer determined to wipe out the entire family, Detective Inspector Joona Linna works with a psychiatrist to hypnotize the son who narrowly escaped death in order to find the one surviving ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hypnotist, witnessing a crime, hypnosis, murder, psychologist, cop witness relations, moral dilemma, crimes, crime, law enforcement, danger, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A drama set in 1986 Iran and centered on a man, Sahebjam, whose car breaks down in a remote village and enters into a conversation with Zahra, who relays to him the story about her niece, Soraya, whose arranged marriage to an abusive tyrant had a ...
Style: serious, disturbing, emotional, realistic, political ...
Plot: injustice, sadism, discrimination, destructive relationship, society, loss of family member, village, witnessing a crime, tragic hero, journalist, conspiracy, stoning ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: iran, middle east, persia, israel
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Enemy of the State (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Hotshot Washington lawyer, Robert Dean becomes a victim of high-tech identity theft when a hacker slips an incriminating video into his pocket. Soon, a rogue National Security agent sets out to recover the tape – and destroy Dean.
Style: tense, clever, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, uncover truth, fighting the system, conspiracy, intelligence, manhunt, satellite, mexican standoff, privacy, espionage, secret hideout, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., usa, baltimore
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 7.4
 89K
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, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: amish, forbidden love, crime, police corruption, witnessing a crime, cop as target, fish out of water, police detective, murder, police investigation, crimes, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa
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The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The photographer Leon lives with his girlfriend and waitress Maya waiting for a chance to get in the photo business. When Maya contacts their friend Jurgis, he schedules a meeting for Leon with the successful owner of arts gallery Susan Hoff; she ...
Style: bloody, suspenseful, tense, psychological, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, deadly, violence, photographer, butcher, gory, crimes, witnessing a crime, subway train, psychopath, obsession, stalking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
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 6.3
 19K
My Blue Heaven (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: FBI agent Barney Coopersmith is assigned to protect former Mafia figure turned informant Vincent Antonelli. In the witness protection program one is supposed to keep a low profile, but that is something that Antonelli has trouble doing. Coopersmith ...
Style: humorous, realistic, light, entertaining, talky ...
Plot: gangsters, witness protection, fbi, hitman, witnessing a crime, fish out of water, hidden identity, small town life, district attorney, small town, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new york, europe, usa, italy
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Cop and a Half (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a pint-sized 8-year-old kid witnesses a murder he offers to help the police, if they make him a cop, too. Saddled with this streetwise sidekick, a hardboiled cop is forced to take his new partner seriously as they race the clock to bring the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, boys' night, pre-teens
Plot: murder, partners against crime, odd couple, crimes, witnessing a crime, children, police investigation, fighting crime, friendship, undercover, police, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, florida
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The Crocodiles (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ten-year-old Hannes, growing up with his young, poor and single mother wants to join the coolest gang in the area, the Vorstadtkrokodile. When the ‘entry test’ goes wrong, Hannes’s life is saved by Kai, who is desperate to join too but is ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, suburban life, suburbs, heroes, friendship, best friends, teenage life, family, buddies, youth, witnessing a crime, amateur detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
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 6.2
 6K
Retroactive (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A psychiatrist makes multiple trips through time to save a woman that was murdered by her brutal husband.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, time machine, time loop, crimes, serial killer, witnessing a crime, race against time, deadly, chases and races, nothing goes right, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: texas, usa, arizona
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 3.8
 407
Crooked (2006)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two police detectives must protect a beautiful call girl from mob hitmen and a crooked cop.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, murder, woman in danger, witnessing a crime, police investigation, danger, partners, chases and races, mafia, martial arts, hitman, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 4.0
 556
Skate Or Die (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jérôme and Benjamin are two young skateboarders whose carefree existence is turned upside down when they witness the murder of a drug dealer. Rumbled by the assassins they manage to escape. Taking refuge in a police station they then discover that ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, chase, witnessing a crime, youth, police corruption, crimes, danger, race against time, hunt down, profanity, graphic violence, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
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 6.7
 232
Hiding (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
TV show
Story: In order to survive, Lincoln Swift must take his family into witness protection and give evidence against his former employer, vicious crime boss Nils Vandenberg. With new names and fresh identities, the Swifts are ripped from their Gold Coast home ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: hidden identity, family in danger, life turned upside down, witnessing a crime, witness protection, master criminal, hopes, dishonesty, parents and children, crimes, starting over, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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 5.9
 197
Sixteen (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jumah is about to turn 16 and is already in need of a fresh start. Burdened with the shameful legacy of a past as a child soldier in the Congo, he lives with his adoptive mother in west London, where he struggles to keep a lid on his history of ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, touching
Plot: immigrants, high school, witnessing a crime, youth, society, crimes, teenage life, graphic violence, child soldier, death threat, teen romance, single mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
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The Man from London (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Hungary, Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 139 min.
Story: One night Maloin, a switchman at a seaside railway station situated by a ferry harbour, witnesses a terrible event...
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, psychological, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, ship, witnessing a crime, moral dilemma, introspection, crimes, redemption, suitcase of money, train, suitcase, cafe, money ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
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 5.4
 803
Alias (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Eva accidentally witnesses (and tapes) the suicide of a girl. The tape is stolen but retrieved by Dieter, with whom she starts an affair.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, tense, scary ...
Plot: wrong place wrong time, witnessing a crime, woman in danger, deadly, danger, dishonesty, crimes, dangerous attraction, couples, investigation, adultery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ghent, belgium, europe
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 6.0
 7K
Hush (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young couple on a motorway journey are drawn into a game of cat and mouse with a truck driver when they see something disturbing in the back of his vehicle.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, scary ...
Plot: missing person, truck, murder, on the run, witnessing a crime, crimes, danger, rescue, chases and races, on the road, psychopath, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 689
Three Worlds (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Al, a young man from a modest background is about to marry his boss’ daughter, along with succeeding him as the head of a car dealership. One night, while coming back from his bachelor party, he is guilty of a hit-and-run accident, urged by his ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: witnessing a crime, moral dilemma, society, righting the wronged, life is a bitch, illegal immigrant, hit and run, hit by a car, manslaughter, disorder, life turned upside down, dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
Is relevant ?
 5.5
 11K
People I Know (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A New York press agent must scramble when his major client becomes embroiled in a huge scandal.
Style: cynical, bleak, enigmatic, intellectual, stylized ...
Plot: murder, politics, conspiracy, witnessing a crime, society, crimes, political corruption, showbiz, intrigue, drugs/alcohol, investigation, hotel ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
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 2K
The Victim (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Annie's (Jennifer Blanc) life is in jeopardy after she's witnessed the horrific rape and murder of her closest friend. Fleeing from two attackers (Ryan Honey, Denny Kirkwood) she stumbles across kyle (Michael Biehn), a recluse living in ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, rough, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: woman in danger, murder, survival, on the run, witnessing a crime, crimes, escapades, deadly, chaos, gory, in the woods, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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24 Hours in London (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: London gangster Christian has a plan to kill off the opposition, but things get messy when a witness survives.
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, hitman, gangsters, murder, police, witnessing a crime, fighting crime, police investigation, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england
Is relevant ?
 5.6
 90K
The Pacifier (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Disgraced Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe is handed a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father -- a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains hidden in the kids' house.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: family, children, bodyguard, mischievous children, nanny, one against many, family in danger, fish out of water, adult child friendship, good versus evil, special agents, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 2K
Flashpoint (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two Texas border guards find a jeep buried for 20 years in the desert, with a skeleton, a scoped rifle, and a box with $800,000 in cash. They decide to keep the money, but quietly check up on the info they find. Soon the Feds are running all over ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, political conspiracy, partners against crime, danger, tough law enforcer, witnessing a crime, mystery, government agency, assassination, politics, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: texas, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 20K
Ringer (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Ringer is an American television series that initially aired on The CW from September 13, 2011 to April 17, 2012. The series stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, who plays twin sisters Bridget Kelly and Siobhan Martin. On May 13, 2011, it was reported that ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: hidden identity, twins, disorder, plan gone awry, disappearance, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, body swapping, blended family, protector, mafia, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
Is relevant ?
 3.4
 783
Shoot the Hero (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A 30-something couple unintentionally become involved in a botched jewel heist while shopping for wedding rings.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, couples, on the run, witnessing a crime, crimes, danger, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, hitman, disorder, deadly, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas
Is relevant ?
 5.2
 694
Dead Awake (2001)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An insomniac (Stephen Baldwin) who walks the streets at night witnesses a murder which triggers a strange chain of events.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, captivating
Plot: murder, insomnia, psychopath, protagonist as suspect, mystery, amateur detective, investigation, mind game, uncover truth, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
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