Movies like The Dark Knight

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The Dark Knight (2008)
 9.0
 2.0M
The Dark Knight (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, atmospheric, harsh, dark, tense, rough, clever, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, organized crime, master villain, heroes, double life, good versus evil, rivalry, moral dilemma, psychopath, batman, dark hero, chaos, loss of loved one, fighting crime, evil clown, crimes, anti hero, vigilante, plot twist, comics, corruption, district attorney, tragic hero, super villain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, hong kong

Most similar movies to The Dark Knight

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, exciting and surprise ending films with plots about pistol, violence, murder, death, crimes, fistfight and rivalry mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Dark Knight: Batman Begins (2005), Watchmen (2009), Batman (1989), New Police Story (2004), The Equalizer (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.3
 1.1M
Batman Begins (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Driven by tragedy, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicates his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home, Gotham City. Unable to work within the system, he instead creates a new identity, a symbol of fear for the criminal ...
Style: exciting, bleak, suspense, serious, dark ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, fighting crime, good versus evil, heroes, haunted by the past, undercover, batman, justice, unfulfilled love, vigilante, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, himalaya, africa, tibet
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman ...
Style: exciting, bleak, suspense, suspenseful, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, secret identity, chaos and mayhem, heroes, explosion, crime fighter, criminal underworld, terrorist, nuclear threat, destruction, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, dungeon, pentagon, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.6
 438K
Watchmen (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered, an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited ...
Style: bleak, twists and turns, suspense, comic, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, parallel world, save the world, investigation, superhuman powers, alternate reality, vigilantism, good versus evil, violence, moral ambiguity, urban, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, antarctica, vietnam, afghanistan, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 302K
Batman (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker, who has seized control of Gotham's underworld.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: superhero, double life, dual identity, crime fighter, chemical, secret identity, good versus evil, crime, rivalry, haunted by the past, psychopath, butler ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 20s, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
New Police Story (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Sent into a drunken tailspin when his entire unit is killed by a gang of thrill-seeking punks, disgraced Hong Kong police inspector Wing (Jackie Chan) needs help from his new rookie partner, with a troubled past of his own, to climb out of the ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, gang, redemption, youth gang, partner, alcoholic, birthday, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, hostages ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, tokyo, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 279K
The Equalizer (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ...
Style: suspense, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, lone hero, fighting crime, lone wolves, vigilante, corruption, righting the wronged, organized crime, crime, tough heroes, gory, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.1
 13K
6 Bullets (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary known for finding missing children is hired by a mixed martial arts fighter whose daughter has been kidnapped.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, danger, urban, crime, daring rescue, missing child, tough heroes, crimes, heroes, master warrior, accidental killing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.5
 220
Maximum Force (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three renegade cops team up to take on the corrupt chief of police and a crime lords hatchet-man.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: renegade, prostitute, chase, undercover, police detective, good versus evil, crimes, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, gangsters, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 12K
Death Wish 3 (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Israel, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Paul Kersey returns to New York to visit his friend Charley, who lives in one of the worst parts of New York City. But when Paul arrives at Charley's apartment, he finds Charley dying after a vicious beating by a gang led by Manny Fraker, and ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, vigilantism, revenge, rocket launcher, punk, vengeance, chaos, gang, crime, urban, chaos and mayhem, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 191K
Gangster Squad (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, crime, group of criminals, heroin, mob boss, organized crime, mafia, gangsters, corruption, fighting crime, urban, crimes ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 50s, year 1949, 1940s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 79K
Harry Brown (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, loneliness, murder, widower, social decay, vengeance, crime, gang, juvenile delinquency, chess, veteran, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.5
 5K
Dragon Eyes (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In St. Jude, drug dealers and corrupt cops have destroyed an urban neighborhood. But newcomer, Hong, has the fighting skills and moral vision to save this town from itself.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, martial arts, fight, one man army, small town, gang, vigilantism, police corruption, good versus evil, crime, master warrior, street gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Police Story: Lockdown (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A man looking for the release of a long-time prisoner takes a police officer, his daughter, and a group of strangers hostage.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, danger, hostages, confined, crime, crimes, criminal's revenge, save the day, heroes, law enforcement, rivalry, swat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 27K
New Jack City (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A gangster, Nino, is in the Cash Money Brothers, making a million dollars every week selling crack. A cop, Scotty, discovers that the only way to infiltrate the gang is to become a dealer himself.
Style: serious, rough, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hip hop, gang, drug dealer, drug dealing, chase, crime, police investigation, vengeance, betrayal, undercover, drug lord, megalomaniac ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, turkey, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Exterminator 2 (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The flamethrower-wielding vigilante John Eastland returns to rid New York of a drug lord and his gang.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, exploitation, revenge, violence, flamethrower, vigilante, vigilantism, murder, danger, vengeance, urban, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Punisher: War Zone (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Waging his one-man war on the world of organized crime, ruthless vigilante-hero Frank Castle sets his sights on overeager mob boss Billy Russoti. After Russoti is left horribly disfigured by Castle, he sets out for vengeance under his new alias: ...
Style: stylized, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, vigilantism, military dress uniform, vanity, flare, fbi, aerial shot, gory, one man army, murder of a policewoman, disfigurement, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.9
 3K
Blackjack (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After saving Casey, a daughter of his friend, from hired assassins, Jack Devlin is hit with a strange phobia - fear of white color. But when his other friend, who works as a bodyguard for a supermodel, is wounded, Jack decides to step in for him. ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, hitman, danger, assassination attempt, chase, witnessing a crime, heroic mission, woman in danger, tough heroes, crimes, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Assassination Games (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Brazil is a contract killer, willing to take any job if the price is right. Flint left the assassin game when a ruthless drug dealer’s brutal attack left his wife in a coma. When a contract is put out on the same coldblooded drug dealer, both ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knife throwing, drug cartel, silencer, knife fight, fight, karate, anti hero, kickboxing, pistol, hitman, assassination, coma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: eastern europe, ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
Fear Is the Key (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After his family are killed in a plane crash, a man plots an elaborate revenge scheme on those responsible. He sets himself up as a criminal in order to get close to a tycoon who has been approached by the culprits to help them retrieve the cargo of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, revenge, danger, chase, rescue, kidnapping, murder, car chase, criminal's revenge, crime, ocean or sea, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 70s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Exterminator (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man's best friend is killed on the streets of New York. The man (Robert Ginty) then transforms into a violent killer, turning New York into a great war zone and Christopher George is the only one to stop him.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, violence, revenge, prostitution, vigilantism, police investigation, rape, gore, torture, ex soldier, chase, gang ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, new york, asia, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 10K
Crying Freeman (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Japan, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A lethal assassin for a secret Chinese organisation, who sheds tears of regret each time he kills, is seen swiftly and mercilessly executing three Yakuza gangsters by a beautiful artist. She is captivated by the grace of his kill and later falls in ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, martial arts, danger, murder, artist, superhero, fight, yakuza, track down, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, shanghai china, usa, china, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.3
 582
Street Knight (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A former cop returns to challenge a plot to escalate gang violence in the streets of Los Angeles.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, teenage life, police detective, crime, crimes, law enforcement, urban, rivalry, against the odds, city life, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman ...
Style: suspense, exciting, dark, comic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, superhero, superhuman powers, justice, dark hero, save the world, batman, heroes, master villain, flying man, death of protagonist, fight to the death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1981, year 1918, 2010s
Place: usa, u.s. capitol building, tijuana mexico, washington d.c., africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 9K
Until Death (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Bulgaria, Germany, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Van Damme plays a dirty cop who is hooked on heroin, and everyone dislikes him. Because of an accident he is put into a coma, and comes out of it a better person. He wakes up wanting to put things right.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Plot: redemption, kidnapping, pregnancy, coma, heroin, vengeance, infidelity, addiction, crimes, couple relations, drug abuse, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.7
 19K
The Punisher (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The avenging angel of Marvel Comics fame comes brilliantly to life in this searing action-adventure thriller! Dolph Lundgren stars as Frank Castle, a veteran cop who loses his entire family to a mafia car bomb. Only his ex-partner believes Castle ...
Style: serious, rough, stylized, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, mafia, revenge, vigilantism, crime, police officer, superhero, murder, fighting crime, gangsters, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.9
 64K
Shaft (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: New York police detective John Shaft arrests Walter Wade Jr. for a racially motivated slaying. But the only eyewitness disappears, and Wade jumps bail for Switzerland. Two years later Wade returns to face trial, confident his money and influence ...
Style: stylized, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, private detective, violence, revenge, corruption, crime, police brutality, cocaine, drug lord, police detective, tough law enforcer, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, switzerland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Hero and the Terror (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Danny O'Brien is back in action fighting the notorious Simon Moon, also known as The Terror. Three years earlier O'Brien had single-handedly captured The Terror and was called Hero by the people of L.A. Now Simon has escaped and has ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, martial arts, murder, haunted by the past, psychopath, police investigation, pregnancy, prison, crime, moon, master criminal, special agents ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.8
 25K
Hard to Kill (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mason Storm, a 'go it alone' cop, is gunned down at home. The intruders kill his wife, and think they've killed both Mason and his son too. Mason is secretly taken to a hospital where he spends several years in a coma. His son ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: coma, martial arts, hospital, vengeance, training, murder, danger, crime, police investigation, tough law enforcer, gangsters, crimes ...
Time: 80s, year 1990, year 1983, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 48K
Chaos (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two cops, a rookie and a grizzled vet, pursue an accomplished bank robber.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, crime, police detective, gangsters, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, hostages, robbery, chaos and mayhem, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.4
 3K
Renegades (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Buster McHenry (Sutherland) is as an undercover agent for the police. His mission involves him in a robbery. Buster gets shot but Hank Storm (Phillips), an Indian, helps Buster. Since Hank wants a spear in the possession of the criminals that Buster ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, heist, law enforcement, undercover, vengeance, police detective, crime, partners against crime, fighting crime, gangsters, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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