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, rough, dark, tense, clever, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, double life, heroes, organized crime, good versus evil, rivalry, master villain, moral dilemma, psychopath, loss of loved one, dark hero, batman, chaos, fighting crime, crimes, corruption, vigilante, anti hero, evil clown, gadget, disguise, plot twist, scarecrow, super villain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, hong kong

Most similar movies to The Dark Knight

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about death, murder, pistol, violence, neo noir, shot to death and fistfight mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Dark Knight: Batman Begins (2005), Batman (1989), The Punisher (2004), The Accountant (2016), New Police Story (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.2
 1.2M
Batman Begins (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
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, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, good versus evil, double life, fighting crime, disguise, undercover, haunted by the past, crime fighter, corruption, justice, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, himalaya, tibet, africa
⇓ 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, destruction, nuclear threat, criminal underworld, crime fighter, police detective, chaos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, pentagon, dungeon, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 309K
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, bleak, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, double life, good versus evil, psychopath, district attorney, butler, gadget, secret identity, millionaire, haunted by the past, disfigurement, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20s, 20th century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 141K
The Punisher (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When undercover FBI agent Frank Castle's wife and son are slaughtered, he becomes 'the Punisher' -- a ruthless vigilante willing to go to any length to avenge his family.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, tough law enforcer, vengeance, tough heroes, crimes, tragic hero, superhero, funeral, lone wolves, rage, faked death, fighting crime ...
Time: year 2003
Place: puerto rico, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 234K
The Accountant (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, tense, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: accountant, autism, organized crime, lone hero, criminal, survival, investigation, mathematics, hitman, money laundering, tragic past, informant ...
Time: 2000s, year 1989, year 2010, year 2006
Place: chicago illinois, new hampshire, illinois, washington d.c., germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, suspenseful, serious, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, redemption, gang, revenge, partner, hostages, rivalry, haunted by the past, birthday, dark past, alcoholic, youth gang ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, kidnapping, tough heroes, daring rescue, crime, crimes, missing child, tough guy, organized crime, father son relationship, martial arts, crime boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 297K
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: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, lone hero, fighting crime, vigilantism, lone wolves, vigilante, heroes, gunfight, corruption, tough heroes, righting the wronged, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
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, suspenseful, exciting, rough, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, vigilantism, one man army, vanity, vengeance, vigilante, master villain, escapades, crimes, rivalry, tough heroes, dark hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti hero, assassination, hitman, fight, unlikely partners, crimes, corrupt law enforcer, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, danger, knife fight, dark hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ukraine, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.5
 234
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, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, chase, prostitute, undercover, renegade, computer cracker, crime, gangsters, crimes, working undercover, rivalry, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: tense, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, one man army, vigilantism, police corruption, small town, gang, fight, righting the wronged, crime, master warrior, tough heroes, tough guy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 194K
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, mob boss, organized crime, corruption, mafia, police brutality, crimes, fighting crime, partners, squad, law enforcement, power struggle ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 50s, year 1949 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 80K
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: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: loneliness, murder, vigilantism, gang, widower, vengeance, crimes, incompetent police, loss of friend, deadly, violence, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Code of Silence (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Chicago cop is caught in a middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, rescue, hitman, martial arts, danger, police investigation, gangsters, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, good versus evil ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, brutal, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, revenge, vigilante, violence, chase, murder, police investigation, vengeance, gory, deadly, fighting the system, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ 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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, heartbreaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, martial arts, rivalry, confined, hostages, crime, crimes, save the day, group of strangers, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, revenge, gang, chaos, rocket launcher, punk, sniper, vengeance, crime, rivalry, fighting crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 4.9
 4K
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: rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, one man army, hitman, assassination attempt, danger, government agency, weakness, heroes, wooing, law enforcement, undercover, disability ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, realistic, serious, psychotronic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, danger, murder, vigilantism, vigilante, flamethrower, revenge, exploitation, violence, city life, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, surprise ending, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, police detective, police investigation, gangsters, crime, hostages, law enforcement, robbery, fan, crimes, dirty cop ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.0
 26K
Above the Law (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seagal is Nico Toscani, an Italian immigrant, American patriot, ex-CIA agent, aikido specialist, and unorthodox Chicago policeman. He is as committed to his job as he is to his personalized brand of justice: expert and thorough bone-crushing.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, corruption, undercover, cia, drug dealing, lone hero, crimes, vengeance, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, usa, asia, japan, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 28K
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: stylized, realistic, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hip hop, chase, vengeance, betrayal, gang, megalomaniac, drug lord, drug dealing, infidelity, undercover, genocide, gang war ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, murder, airplane, car chase, chase, kidnapping, danger, revenge, death in the family, obsessive quest, witnessing a crime, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 70s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.9
 65K
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, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, revenge, drug lord, violence, police brutality, corruption, crime, police investigation, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, switzerland, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.3
 598
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, martial arts, teenage life, gang, law enforcement, rivalry, urban, against the odds, crimes, chases and races, crime, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 11K
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, exciting, serious, suspenseful, microfilm ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, murder, danger, martial arts, artist, police investigation, fight, yakuza, superhero, track down, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, usa, shanghai china, china, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.5
 30K
Exit Wounds (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maverick cop Orin Boyd always brings down the domestic terrorists he tracks, but he ruffles feathers with his unorthodox techniques -- and soon finds himself reassigned to the toughest district in Detroit. When he discovers a group of detectives ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, chase, kidnapping, betrayal, drug dealing, police, police investigation, dishonesty, master criminal, fighting the system, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Plot: coma, redemption, heroin, kidnapping, pregnancy, working undercover, crimes, couple relations, addiction, rivalry, drug abuse, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, year 2006, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.7
 7K
Skin Trade (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Thailand, Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests. NYC detective Nick goes to S.E. Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndicates human trafficking network.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, sex slave, sex slavery, human trafficking, tough law enforcer, crime, gangsters, police investigation, tough heroes, rivalry, vengeance, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, usa, asia, cambodia, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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