Top 36 Narrow Margin/Witness Type Films & Shows

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1. F/X (1986)

R | 109 min | Action, Thriller

71 Metascore

A movie special effects man is hired to fake a real-life mob killing for a witness protection plan, but finds his own life in danger.

Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy, Diane Venora, Cliff De Young

Votes: 16,172 | Gross: $20.60M

2. The Pelican Brief (1993)

PG-13 | 141 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

50 Metascore

A law student uncovers a conspiracy, putting herself and others in danger.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Sam Shepard, John Heard

Votes: 70,731 | Gross: $100.77M

3. Eraser (1996)

R | 115 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

56 Metascore

A Witness Protection specialist becomes suspicious of his co-workers when dealing with a case involving high-tech weapons.

Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vanessa Williams, James Caan, James Coburn

Votes: 97,670 | Gross: $101.30M

4. Enemy of the State (1998)

R | 132 min | Action, Thriller

67 Metascore

A lawyer becomes a target by a corrupt politician and his N.S.A. goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a serious politically motivated crime.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet

Votes: 215,318 | Gross: $111.55M

5. Under the Gun (1988)

86 min | Action, Comedy

Mike Braxton (Sam Jones) a St. Louis cop, receives an urgent call from his brother Tony (Nick Cassavetes), a small time thief in Los Angeles. The call ends abruptly and Mike rushes to LA to... See full summary »

Director: James Sbardellati | Stars: Sam J. Jones, Vanessa Williams, John Russell, Michael Halsey

Votes: 98

6. Last Run (2001)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Frank Banner used to specialize in helping Soviet spies defect safely to the West. Banner's wife was shot to death aiding such an escape. Now, with the Cold War over, Banner is called upon ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Hickox | Stars: Armand Assante, Corey Johnson, Barna Illyés, Anthony Hickox

Votes: 470

7. Midnight Run (1988)

R | 126 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

78 Metascore

An accountant is chased by bounty hunters, the F.B.I., and the Mafia after jumping bail.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton

Votes: 65,408 | Gross: $38.41M

8. Federal Protection (2002 TV Movie)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

"Chop Chop" Frankie Carbone has made a career out of stealing cars for the mob in Chicago. An attempted assassination by a mob boss goes badly and Frankie retaliates, only to wind up in the... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Hickox | Stars: Armand Assante, Angela Featherstone, Dina Meyer, David Lipper

Votes: 789

9. Blackjack (1998 TV Movie)

R | 112 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Dolph Lundgren plays Jack Devlin, a U.S Marshal who protects high-profile clients when it comes to a matter of security.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Kate Vernon, Phillip MacKenzie, Kam Heskin

Votes: 3,644

10. Running Woman (1998)

R | 87 min | Action

Emily Russo and her son are victims of a carjacking that results in the Sam's death. No one believes that thugs dressed as cops are the perpetrators; in fact Emily is accused of committing ... See full summary »

Directors: Rachel Samuels, David Blass | Stars: Theresa Russell, Andrew Robinson, Anthony Crivello, Eddie Velez

Votes: 148

11. In Plain Sight (2008–2012)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

U.S. Marshall Mary Shannon must hunt down witnesses for federal cases in the witness protection program while also managing rather dysfunctional family and her own personal life.

Stars: Mary McCormack, Frederick Weller, Paul Ben-Victor, Nichole Hiltz

Votes: 9,588

12. Taking the Heat (1993 TV Movie)

R | 91 min | Action, Thriller

When Michael Norell witnesses a murder, he doesn't want to testify but he is forced to by the police. A cop is ordered to bring him to the court, but before they get there they have to deal... See full summary »

Director: Tom Mankiewicz | Stars: Tony Goldwyn, Lynn Whitfield, George Segal, Will Patton

Votes: 226

13. Acts of Betrayal (1997)

R | 90 min | Action, Thriller

FBI agents attempt to protect a woman who is testifying against her gangster boy friend. However, an army of assassins are after her in an endless series of shootouts.

Director: Jack Ersgard | Stars: Maria Conchita Alonso, Matt McColm, Muse Watson, David Groh

Votes: 225

14. The Bodyguard from Beijing (1994)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A corrupt businessman commits a murder and the only witness is the girlfriend of another businessman with close connections to the Chinese government, so a bodyguard from Beijing is ... See full summary »

Director: Corey Yuen | Stars: Jet Li, Christy Chung, Kent Cheng, Collin Chou

Votes: 4,517

15. Persons Unknown (1996)

R | 99 min | Action, Thriller

When former cop and current security expert Jim Holland has a one night stand with Amanda after getting in her way roller-blading. That introduction turns out to be a well thought out plan ... See full summary »

Director: George Hickenlooper | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Kelly Lynch, Naomi Watts, J.T. Walsh

Votes: 658

16. The Last Witness (1999 TV Movie)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A woman becomes entangled in the conspiracy of two world governments to assassinate an international leader in New York.

Director: Graeme Clifford | Stars: Natasha Henstridge, Johnathon Schaech, Michael Filipowich, David McIlwraith

Votes: 605

17. Person of Interest (2011–2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An ex-assassin and a wealthy programmer save lives via a surveillance AI that sends them the identities of civilians involved in impending crimes. However, the details of the crimes--including the civilians' roles--are left a mystery.

Stars: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Michael Emerson

Votes: 154,193

18. F/X2 (1991)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Thriller

48 Metascore

F/X man Rollie Tyler (Bryan Brown) is now a toy maker. Mike Brandon (Tom Mason), the ex-husband of Rolly's girlfriend Kim(Rachel Ticotin), is a cop. He asks Rollie to help catch a killer. ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Franklin | Stars: Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy, Rachel Ticotin, Joanna Gleason

Votes: 8,059 | Gross: $21.08M

19. Bodyguard (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A contemporary thriller featuring the Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch of London's Metropolitan Police Service.

Stars: Richard Madden, Sophie Rundle, Vincent Franklin, Ash Tandon

Votes: 70,604

20. In the Eyes of a Stranger (1992 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

An overworked woman encounters a pair of armed robbers on the subway home. When one of them is killed, apparently as he divulges the location of some stashed money to her- police place her ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Toshiyuki Uno | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Justine Bateman, Géza Kovács, Cynthia Dale

Votes: 237

21. Out of Line (2001)

R | 96 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A hit man is sprung from jail to kill a socialite, but strikes up a romance with a pretty parole officer instead.

Director: Johanna Demetrakas | Stars: Jennifer Beals, Holt McCallany, Michael Moriarty, Christopher Judge

Votes: 211

22. Graceland (2013–2015)

42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A rookie FBI agent is sent to a house for undercover agents in Southern California, where he is trained by a former legend FBI agent.

Stars: Daniel Sunjata, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Ferlito, Manny Montana

Votes: 15,318

23. Warm Texas Rain (2000 Video)

R | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

A married ex-Marine gets seduced by the same mysterious woman because of whom he ended up in prison some years ago. Is she the true love of his life, or the biggest mistake he's ever made?

Director: Daniel Rogosin | Stars: Steven Bauer, Frankie Thorn, Jim Metzler, Louis Mandylor

Votes: 126

24. Beyond Betrayal (1994 TV Movie)

96 min | Action, Drama

Joanne is married to Bradley, who's a cop and who abuses her. One day she decides to run away. She then meets Sam, who is separated from his wife, who is obsessed with him. Bradley finds ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Schenkel | Stars: Susan Dey, Richard Dean Anderson, Annie Corley, James Tolkan

Votes: 137

25. Last Seen in Idaho (2018)

109 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A woman awakens from a coma after a car accident and begins having shocking visions of her future murder. It's a race against the clock as she tries to solve and prevent her own murder.

Director: Eric Colley | Stars: Hallie Shepherd, Casper Van Dien, Wes Ramsey, Shawn Christian

Votes: 492

26. Escape from Madness (1990)

85 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

An escaped prisoner abducts an accountant as he tracks a rodeo fair which is sheltering his wife.

Director: Don McLennan | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Bruce Myles, Deborah Kara Unger, Toni Scanlan

Votes: 32

27. Never Say Die (1988)

90 min | Action, Comedy

A young couple are mysteriously pursued by people with increasingly elaborate attempts to kill them; they narrowly escape death repeatedly via a series of car chases and shoot-outs.

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Temuera Morrison, Lisa Eilbacher, George Wendt, Tony Barry

Votes: 134

28. Spooks (2002–2011)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.

Stars: Peter Firth, Hugh Simon, Nicola Walker, Rupert Penry-Jones

Votes: 13,362

29. Hidden Agenda (2001)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

When the FBI can't protect a witness, it's up to ex-agent Price and his own protection program to take them under.

Director: Marc S. Grenier | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Maxim Roy, Brigitte Paquette, Ted Whittall

Votes: 985

30. 24 (2001–2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Jack Bauer, Director of Field Ops for the Counter-Terrorist Unit of Los Angeles, races against the clock to subvert terrorist plots and save his nation from ultimate disaster.

Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard, Dennis Haysbert

Votes: 164,057

31. The Pretender (1996–2000)

60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A specially gifted man, with the ability to instantly master any skill, escapes from a secret testing facility and travels the country taking on different jobs and helping strangers while hiding from his kidnappers.

Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Jon Gries

Votes: 14,038

32. The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)

R | 118 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

47 Metascore

The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hitman who must testify at the International Criminal Court. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.

Director: Patrick Hughes | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Elodie Yung

Votes: 165,052 | Gross: $75.47M

33. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the NYPD, investigate sexually related crimes.

Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T, Dann Florek

Votes: 70,065

34. Flashback (1990)

R | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

In 1989, clean-cut FBI man John Buckner is detailed to escort heavily-bearded Huey Walker back to jail for offenses dating back to his days as a celebrated hippie radical. After Walker ... See full summary »

Director: Franco Amurri | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Kiefer Sutherland, Carol Kane, Paul Dooley

Votes: 4,592 | Gross: $6.49M

35. The Replacement Killers (1998)

R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

42 Metascore

A troubled hitman seeks aid from a forger to help him get papers to China. However, the drug lord has hired replacements to finish the job, and kill the hitman.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Mira Sorvino, Michael Rooker, Kenneth Tsang

Votes: 25,791 | Gross: $18.97M

36. Nash Bridges (1996–2001)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A smart alecky San Francisco, California cop and his get rich quick scheme of a partner keep tabs on crime and take down the bad guys in the Bay Area.

Stars: Don Johnson, Cheech Marin, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Jeff Perry

Votes: 5,884

37. Total Exposure (1991)

R | Action, Drama

When the ambitious photographer Andi returns from a modeling session in Mexico, she finds a kilogram cocaine in her bag. In panic - and thinking of her prior convictions - she immediately ... See full summary »

Director: John Quinn | Stars: Michael Nouri, Season Hubley, Jeff Conaway, Christian Bocher

Votes: 64

38. The Cold Light of Day (1996)

101 min | Drama, Thriller

A troubled detective befriends a single woman and her daughter with the intention of using them as bait for a serial killer.

Director: Rudolf van den Berg | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Lynsey Baxter, Perdita Weeks, Simon Cadell

Votes: 672



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