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Facing the Enemy (2001)
 4.7
 200
Facing the Enemy (2001)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Griff McCleary is a cop, now his son shot himself with Griff's gun. A year later both he and his wife are still reeling from it. Griff feeling shut out by his wife Olivia, decides to move out. Now he is investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide. He believes that there was no suicide. His investigation leads him to a girl named Nikki.
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: investigation, crimes, vengeance, murder, family problems, law enforcement, deadly, rivalry, death in the family, police detective, murder investigation, suicide, strong sexual content, psychopath, crime, single parent, bound and gagged, tied to a chair, tape over mouth
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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Most similar movies to Facing the Enemy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about deadly, murder, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, vengeance and investigation mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Action genres. Some movies like Facing the Enemy: Outrage (2003), Cold Steel (1987), Grandmaster (2012), Love Thy Neighbor (2006), The Scarlet Letter (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.5
 377
Outrage (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lainie Wheeler has two daughters, but her husband leaves them for a Thai monastery. She completely neglects her job in TV production but finds a new vocation in nursing terminal patients, even after the death of her friend in that home. She also ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, bleak ...
Plot: starting over, woman in danger, deadly, family problems, redemption, murder, hopes, crimes, rivalry, graphic violence, rehabilitation, custody ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.6
 674
Cold Steel (1987)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Detective Johnny Modine gets his Christmas celebration spoiled with news of his father's death, which seems the work of psychopathic junkies ...
Style: rough, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, psychopath, investigation, police detective, crimes, rivalry, femme fatale, deadly, ex cop, vengeance, christmas eve, strong female presence ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.0
 2K
Grandmaster (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chandrashekhar lives alone in a dark and violent city. Even with crime occurring all around him, he withdraws from all responsibility and lives quietly. Soon, change is forced upon him in order to catch a serial killer. Like a grandmaster who ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: investigation, serial killer, police detective, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, murder, chess, police officer, danger, chases and races, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Love Thy Neighbor (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Plagued by flashbacks of a violent home invasion, Laura Benson is on the brink of a nervous breakdown. Looking for a fresh start, she and her husband sell their house and relocate to a seemingly idyllic gated community. But, little do the Bensons ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: stalking, psychopath, haunted by the past, obsession, family in danger, mind game, rivalry, dishonesty, amateur detective, deadly, mentally unstable, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Scarlet Letter (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Policeman Ki-Hoon's life is duplicitous, oscillating between the amenable, newly pregnant wife and a very appealing mistress- the singer Ga-yee. His world gets shaken up when he gets news during a murder investigation that Ga-yee is pregnant ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: murder, police detective, introspection, investigation, love affair, family problems, mystery, law enforcement, deadly, forbidden love, yuppie, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Shadows in an Empty Room (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Ottawa police captain searches for the person who poisoned his sister, who was attending the university in Montreal. So desperate is he for revenge that he begin to use his own brutal methods to find the killer. Soon he discovers that not ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder, revenge, psychopath, deadly, crimes, university, heist, rivalry, law enforcement, dishonesty, police corruption ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
That Beautiful Somewhere (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A detective teams up with a young female archaeologist to unravel the mysterious death of a 'bog body' found in a native swamp rumoured to have curative powers. It is the story of two wounded souls searching for healing and redemption
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: redemption, investigation, police detective, mystery, opposites attract, crimes, deadly, murder, rivalry, law enforcement, swamp, female corpse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 947
Monster (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Bok-Soon (Kim Go-eun-I) runs a street stall while taking care of her younger sister. Bok-Soon may not be the brightest girl but what she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in uncontrollable rage. She’s infamously known as the “psycho ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, psychopath, police investigation, murder, serial killer, rivalry, crimes, deadly, gangsters, contests and competitions, law enforcement, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 2.0
 949
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, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: investigation, police detective, haunted by the past, serial killer, manipulations, crimes, danger, deadly, murder, manipulation, dishonesty, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: An Oregon woman vanishes. In her wake remains a single black rose & a note reading gone but not forgotten. Now a man stands accused: a private eye has gone missing: a detective knows more than she lets on: & a tough female attorney has ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: rivalry, murder, serial killer, psychopath, mind game, deadly, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, who done it, investigation, amateur detective, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.8
 8K
Bad Country (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Baton Rouge police detective Bud Carter busts contract killer Jesse Weiland, he convinces Jesse to become an informant and rat out the South's most powerful crime ring.
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, investigation, police, informant, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, danger, rivalry, snitch, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.2
 679
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, investigation, amateur detective, mystery, mind game, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, crimes, deadly, witnessing a crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.8
 486
Maid of Honor (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While driving in the road, Richard Wynn crashes his car and his beloved wife Carrie Wynn dies. Along two years, his sister-in-law Laci Collins moves to his house and helps Richard to raise his son Danny Wynn and his teenage daughter Molly Wynn. When ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: possessiveness, murder, vengeance, parents and children, deadly, rivalry, crimes, single parent, mentally unstable, love and romance, psychopath, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: philadelphia, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 3K
Dossier K. (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Vincke and Verstuyft are detectives of the Antwerp police department. This time they have to deal with the Albanian mob and some problems in their own police division.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: vengeance, rivalry, crimes, fighting crime, danger, police detective, law enforcement, deadly, mafia, murder, chases and races, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, albania, europe, antwerp
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Girl from the Naked Eye (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jake is a driver for a seedy escort service operating out of 'The Naked Eye strip club', he's a street thug type who falls for a witty high-class escort named Sandy. Except one night Sandy is found murdered, the only clues left behind ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vengeance, crimes, deadly, rivalry, stripper, violence, surrealism, neo noir, bar fight, heroes, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Lover's Revenge (2005)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In Philadelphia, the psychologist Dr. Liz Manners is the host of the WLOR Talk Radio Show giving advices about relationships to her audience. When she suggests to her listener Sara Jane to leave her abusive and obsessive husband Kyle Lundstrom, Sara ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: revenge, psychopath, obsession, woman in danger, destructive relationship, danger, stalking, radio show, terrorism, murder, vengeance, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 1K
Blind Man (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A police inspector must solve two grisly murders. The problem is that his only suspect is a blind man.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, mind game, rivalry, blind man, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), solitary, deadly, military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Prey of the Jaguar (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When his wife and son are brutally murdered by a fugitive drug lord that he helped put behind bars, former Special Ops agent Derek Leigh vows to avenge their deaths. After mastering lethal fighting skills at the hands of a martial arts instructor, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, superhero, revenge, vigilante, special agents, escapades, manhunt, undercover, fugitives, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Demons from Her Past (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman returns to her hometown searching for answers after she's released from prison, having served a 25-year sentence for a crime she didn't commit.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, mystery, righting the wronged, homecoming, injustice, frame up, abduction, cover up, wrongful conviction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Shallow Ground (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A naked teenage boy covered in blood appears at a remote sheriff's station one year after the brutal unsolved murder of a local girl. Now Sheriff Jack Shepherd, guilt ridden over the girl's murder, must confront his own demons as he ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary ...
Plot: investigation, mystery, vengeance, riddles and clues, murder, psychopath, gory, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, teenage life, small town ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Ticking Clock (2011)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A reporter stumbles upon the journal of a murderer replete with plans to butcher specific people, and investigates on his own, finding that every trail leads to a 9-year-old orphan living in a group home.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, serial killer, journalism, investigation, race against time, crimes, chases and races, deadly, media, secret, danger, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Art of Dying (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Spain a young artist has gone missing, and a hardened detective takes on the case. Six friends become the focus of the investigation, being pressured for their knowledge of the artist's whereabouts. They all deny involvement, and soon they ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: secret identity, investigation, police detective, danger, murder, amateur detective, mystery, crimes, friendship, vengeance, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Perfect Tenant (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Twenty years ago Danny Summer found his father hanging from the rafters on Christmas Eve. Ever since that night he has been plotting revenge. When Brian Hartwell moves into Jessica Michael's guesthouse, she has no idea that her new tenant has a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: psychopath, vengeance, haunted by the past, mysterious character, split personality, mind game, danger, supernatural, chase, mentally unstable, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 361
Killjoy (1981)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Story of a young woman's murder and the people who become involved with it.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, psychopath, crimes, mystery, investigation, hospital, law enforcement, deadly, morgue, multiple suspects, police detective, lovers ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.6
 416
Code 11-14 (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An FBI agent went to Australia with his family to capture a serial killer. When Australian Police captured the main suspect, he and his family went back to USA. Unfortunately the REAL serial killer also went back to USA in the same airplane with the ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, family relations, airplane, special agents, investigation, family in danger, crimes, deadly, parents and children, murder, false arrest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sydney australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Sister's Secret (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Katherine (Alexandra Paul) finds out her father's company is about to close the paper mill they own in her hometown in rural Pennsylvania, she comes up with a plan to save it. Needing the approval of the city council, she goes back and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: homecoming, murder, dishonesty, family relations, workplace, betrayal, deadly, parents and children, family business, vengeance, mother daughter relationship, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.5
 524
Haunted Echoes (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Laura (Sean Young) and Guy (David Starzyk) are devastated by grief when their 8-year-old daughter, Kimberly, is murdered. Hoping to repair their tattered marriage, they move to a quiet town to remodel an old mansion, but weird things start to happen ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, psychological
Plot: afterlife, ghost, supernatural, family problems, crimes, dealing with death, deadly, abduction, murder, death in the family, kidnapping, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
To Protect and Serve (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A rookie cop becomes the chief suspect in the killing of some of his crooked cohorts.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), dishonesty, danger, rivalry, law enforcement, deadly, profanity, police corruption, murder, vigilantism, vengeance, survival ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Hunt for the I-5 Killer (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: “Hunt for the I-5 Killer” is a dramatization based on the haunting true story of the yearlong manhunt for a killer suspected of murdering 14 victims and committing numerous sexual assaults up and down the I-5 highway corridor through California, ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, manhunt, police detective, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, sexual abuse, murder, who done it, chases and races, forced to strip, girl in bra and panties ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, california, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Instinct to Kill (2001)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Escaped serial killer James Becket, who killed his own father whose expectations he never fulfilled, but now especially targets his wife Theresa 'Tess' and her family, is too good at disguising himself and other deceit for detective Diffs ...
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, martial arts, police investigation, psychopath, vengeance, murder, danger, law enforcement, rivalry, master criminal, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%