Movies like The Dark Knight

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The Dark Knight (2008)
 9.0
 2.6M
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, rough, suspenseful, suspense, harsh, tragic ending, twists and turns, neo noir, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, heroes, secret identity, double life, good versus evil, batman, rivalry, organized crime, super villain, psychopath, moral dilemma, dark hero, master villain, chaos, selflessness, master criminal, crime fighter, millionaire, gotham city, loss of loved one, law enforcement, corruption, crimes, tragic hero, villain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, hong kong

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Most similar movies to The Dark Knight

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out neo noir, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about crimes, violence, death, gun, murder, revenge and blood mostly in Action, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Dark Knight: Batman Begins (2005), Law Abiding Citizen (2009), Daredevil (2015), Batman (1989), The Equalizer (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.2
 1.4M
Batman Begins (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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: dark, exciting, suspense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, double life, heroes, secret identity, good versus evil, batman, haunted by the past, disguise, crime fighter, justice, undercover, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: usa, himalaya, africa, tibet
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
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, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: heroes, superhero, good versus evil, secret identity, batman, double life, chaos and mayhem, tragic villain, police detective, nuclear threat, disguise, terrorist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, pentagon, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: vengeance, master criminal, justice, murder, fighting the system, vigilantism, prison, mind game, injustice, perfect crime, outsmarting, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 417K
Daredevil (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: Lawyer-by-day Matt Murdock uses his heightened senses from being blinded as a young boy to fight crime at night on the streets of Hell’s Kitchen as Daredevil.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, heroes, secret identity, vigilantism, fighting crime, heroic mission, good versus evil, vigilante, superhuman powers, lawyer, corruption, blindness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 370K
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: bleak, suspenseful, psychotronic, suspense, dark ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens
Plot: double life, superhero, good versus evil, batman, crime fighter, masked villain, heroes, secret identity, district attorney, disfigurement, psychopath, dark hero ...
Time: 80s, 1920s, 20th century, future
Place: usa, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.2
 363K
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: exciting, serious, brutal, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, vigilante, lone hero, vigilantism, fighting crime, tough heroes, loner, hitman, gunfight, black ops, lone wolves, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 8.0
 433K
The Batman (2022)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 176 min.
Story: In his second year of fighting crime, Batman uncovers corruption in Gotham City that connects to his own family while facing a serial killer known as the Riddler.
Style: neo noir, psychotronic, surprise ending, sinister, epic ...
Plot: police, psychopath, vengeance, organized crime, political corruption, nightclub, politician, murder investigation, secret identity, superhero, masked superhero, crime fighter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 225K
Gotham (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Before there was Batman, there was GOTHAM. Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world's greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon's story and his ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, twists and turns, neo noir ...
Audience: teens
Plot: super villain, batman, corruption, police station, police corruption, police detective, crimes, mafia, gang war, organized crime, orphan, crime boss ...
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: As Batman hunts for the escaped Joker, the Clown Prince of Crime attacks the Gordon family to prove a diabolical point mirroring his own fall into madness. Based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland.
Style: suspense, stylized, intense, harsh, surprise ending ...
Plot: batman, superhero, psychopath, super villain, justice, vigilante, cruelty, vigilantism, obsession, organized crime, murder, torture ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Crow: City of Angels (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After Ashe and his little son are murdered violently for no reason by Judah's men, he returns from the dead to take revenge. One after one, Judah's people face the power of the dark angel. The second film based on James O'Barr's ...
Style: gothic, stylized, atmospheric, neo noir, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: tragic hero, afterlife, superhero, supernatural, good versus evil, vigilantism, duel, crow, murder, heroes, tattoo, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 15K
Death Wish 3 (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, gang, vigilante, sniper, chaos, one against many, one man army, hospital, police, revenge, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Out of the Furnace (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two brothers live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, when a cruel twist of fate lands one in prison. His brother is then lured into one of the most violent crime rings in the Northeast.
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: justice, disappearance, ex convict, crimes, revenge, track down, vigilantism, financial problem, loss of sibling, merciless, going straight, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 20th century, year 2008 ...
Place: usa, pennsylvania, indiana, new jersey, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.7
 250K
Batman & Robin (1997)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Along with crime-fighting partner Robin and new recruit Batgirl, Batman battles the dual threat of frosty genius Mr. Freeze and homicidal horticulturalist Poison Ivy. Freeze plans to put Gotham City on ice, while Ivy tries to drive a wedge between ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night, family outing, girls' night
Plot: double life, superhero, good versus evil, crime fighter, secret identity, superhuman powers, rivalry, fighting crime, undercover, alter ego, crimes, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1997
Place: south america, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 1.1M
V for Vendetta (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as 'V' conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When 'V' rescues a young woman from the secret police, he ...
Style: captivating, futuristic, stylized, philosophical, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, distopia, vengeance, freedom, rebellion, vigilantism, society, future dystopia, mysterious character, revenge, dark hero ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.3
 288K
The Accountant (2016)
Genre: Action, 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: surprise ending, tense, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: lone hero, accountant, autism, sniper, justice, mathematics, money laundering, organized crime, gunfight, hitman, assassin, criminal ...
Time: year 2010, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s, year 2006 ...
Place: new york, germany, new hampshire, illinois, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 15K
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: child in peril, kidnapping, daring rescue, crimes, missing child, child prostitute, organized crime, father son relationship, tough guy, tough heroes, martial arts, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.7
 214K
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: exciting, rough, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mob boss, organized crime, police detective, crimes, corruption, mafia, tough law enforcer, police brutality, fighting crime, power struggle, partners against crime ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, year 1949, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.2
 87K
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, bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, gang, loneliness, investigation, widower, crimes, vengeance, loss of friend, incompetent police, vigilante, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 4.4
 6K
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, vigilantism, gang, master warrior, police corruption, small town, fight, one man army, righting the wronged, crimes, tough heroes, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, confined, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, group of strangers, crimes, heroes, save the day, brutality, released from prison, hostage, swat team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, 2010s, 2000s
Place: china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.7
 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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, one man army, heroes, gangsters, assassination attempt, woman in danger, graphic violence, tough heroes, disability, weakness, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, atlantic city new jersey, atlantic city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: When a desperate Mr. Freeze, to save his dying wife, kidnaps Barbara (Batgirl) Gordon as an involuntary organ donor, Batman and Robin must find her before the operation can begin.
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: superhero, chase, kidnapping, vigilantism, heroes, race against time, super villain, submarine, cryogenics, disorder, righting the wronged, transplant ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.6
 425K
Arrow (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, captivating, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: heroes, double life, superhero, rivalry, vigilantism, fighting crime, millionaire, martial arts, undercover, crimes, righting the wronged, killings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Movie in collections
Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, ambush, cia, conspiracy, sniper, politics, espionage, mercenary, president, drug cartel, assassination, helicopter ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: colombia, usa, washington d.c., venezuela, panama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Boiling Point (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Red is an aging scam-artist who's just been released from prison together with Ronnie, a young and not-so-bright hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take his money; ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, investigation, prison, crimes, redemption, master criminal, working undercover, vengeance, tough heroes, loss of partner, track down ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: An old flame of Bruce Wayne's strolls into town, re-heating up the romance between the two. At the same time, a mass murderer with an axe for one hand begins systematically eliminating Gotham's crime bosses. Due to the person's dark ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, neo noir, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: double life, superhero, vigilantism, good versus evil, secret identity, organized crime, old love, crimes, vengeance, fighting crime, mysterious character, millionaire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
11%
 7.4
 605K
John Wick (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, China
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.
Style: stylized, exciting, rough, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, vengeance, lone hero, tough guy, vigilante, gunfight, dark hero, chase, gangsters, criminal's revenge, crime boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Marked for Death (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Just retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher returns to his hometown and quickly discovers that drugs have infiltrated his old neighborhood. Determined to drive the dealers out, Hatcher crosses paths with a ferocious Jamaican drug ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, martial arts, gangsters, drug dealing, murder, vengeance, crimes, aikido, family, against the odds, rivalry, vigilante ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, colombia, west indies, jamaica ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, martial arts, murder, psychopath, haunted by the past, pregnancy, police investigation, crimes, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, mind game, special agents ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.4
 107K
Faster (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Driver (Dwayne Johnson) has spent the last 10 years in prison planning revenge for the murder of his brother. Now that Driver is free to carry out his deadly plan only two men stand in his way- Billy Bob Thornton plays a veteran cop and Oliver ...
Style: stylized, twists and turns, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, hitman, police investigation, ex convict, policewoman, revenge, corruption, lone hero, one man army, crimes, tough guy, police officer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%