Movies like Death Wish 1974

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Death Wish (1974)
 6.9
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Death Wish (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After his wife is murdered by street punks, a pacifistic New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad, prowling the streets for would-be muggers after dark.
Style: rough, disturbing, tense, harsh, intense, serious, suspenseful, neo noir, brutal, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, vigilantism, revenge, police, vengeance, rape and revenge, architect, home invasion, violence, gunfight, murder, crimes, one against many, one man army, gang rape, hospital, dark hero, husband wife relationship, adaptation, violence spree, street gang, rape victim, crime victim, urban decay, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, tucson arizona, usa, chicago illinois, arizona, manhattan new york city, honolulu hawaii ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and neo noir films with plots about vengeance, violence, murder, revenge, crimes, gun and vigilantism mostly in Crime, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Death Wish: A History of Violence (2005), The Brave One (2007), Harry Brown (2009), The Warriors (1979), Falling Down (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A History of Violence (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
Style: neo noir, harsh, disturbing, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: robbery, revenge, mafia, small town, self defense, gangsters, crimes, violent, attempted robbery, vigilantism, sex scene, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
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100%
 6.7
 61K
The Brave One (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A woman struggles to recover from a brutal attack by setting out on a mission for revenge.
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, melancholic, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vigilante, vengeance, vigilantism, revenge, crimes, corpse, tragedy, fear, loss of loved one, death, police investigation, tragic event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 88K
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, realistic, bleak, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, gang, vigilante, crimes, vengeance, revenge, loneliness, gangsters, brutality, violence, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.5
 102K
The Warriors (1979)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Prominent gang leader Cyrus calls a meeting of New York's gangs to set aside their turf wars and take over the city. At the meeting, a rival leader kills Cyrus, but a Coney Island gang called the Warriors is wrongly blamed for Cyrus' ...
Style: suspense, tense, intense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gang, street gang, survival, gang war, gangsters, warrior, chase, murder, gang member, girl gang, vengeance, false accusation ...
Time: future, 70s, 80s, year 1979, near future
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey, los angeles, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.0
 16K
Death Wish II (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Paul Kersey is again a vigilante trying to find five punks who murdered his housekeeper and daughter in Los Angeles.
Style: erotic, feel good, unusual plot structure, neo noir, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, rape, rape and revenge, revenge, one man army, street gang, prostitute, vigilantism, gang rape, female nudity, interracial rape, gang ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 72K
Death Wish (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A mild-mannered father is transformed into a killing machine after his family is torn apart by a violent act.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, entertaining, sad ...
Plot: vigilante, vigilantism, death of wife, father daughter relationship, home invasion, dark hero, vengeance, hottie, pig, murder investigation, justice, criminal ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, illinois, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 189K
Falling Down (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: On the day of his daughter's birthday, William "D-Fens" Foster is trying to get to the home of his estranged ex-wife to see his daughter. His car breaks down, so he leaves his car in a traffic jam in Los Angeles and decides to walk. ...
Style: rough, psychological, disturbing, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: anger, alienation, rage, midlife crisis, losing-it hero, urban decay, vigilante, violence, depression, obsession, insanity, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 155K
Dirty Harry (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a madman dubbed 'Scorpio' terrorizes San Francisco, hard-nosed cop, Harry Callahan – famous for his take-no-prisoners approach to law enforcement – is tasked with hunting down the psychopath. Harry eventually collars Scorpio in ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police, crimes, gunfight, tough law enforcer, against the rules, psychopath, police detective, female nudity, investigation, police officer, gangsters ...
Time: 70s, year 1971, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.6
 19K
Shaft (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.
Style: harsh, tense, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, gangsters, lone hero, crimes, mafia, sexualized violence, kidnapping, gang, organized crime, violence, hitman, gunfight ...
Time: 70s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 16K
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: neo noir, satirical, intense, unusual plot structure, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, revenge, violence, vigilantism, gangsters, rape victim, violence against women, gang rape, sniper, brutality, justice, gang ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, los angeles, london, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 45K
Sudden Impact (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When a young rape victim takes justice into her own hands and becomes a serial killer, it's up to Dirty Harry Callahan, on suspension from the SFPD, to bring her to justice.
Style: harsh, intense, exciting, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, rape and revenge, serial killer, rape, chase, police investigation, crimes, justice, murder, car chase, vengeance, police corruption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa, las vegas, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: disturbing, suspense, stylized, brutal, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, revenge, vigilante, chase, murder, crimes, vengeance, gunfight, violence, death, brutality, violent ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new york, vietnam, new jersey, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 60K
Straw Dogs (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: David Sumner, a mild-mannered academic from the United States, marries Amy, an Englishwoman. In order to escape a hectic stateside lifestyle, David and his wife relocate to the small town in rural Cornwall where Amy was raised. There, David is ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, tense, psychological, dark ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, revenge, home invasion, small town, rape and revenge, murder, sexual desire, lust, vengeance, female nudity, outsider ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, cornwall, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 9K
Boy Wonder (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young Brooklyn boy witnesses the brutal murder of his mother and grows up obsessed with finding her killer. Thus begins his life as a quiet, straight-A student by day and a self-appointed hero at night. But what is a real hero? And who decides ...
Style: serious, rough, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal, vigilante, childhood trauma, murder, violence, dead mother, troubled teen, pimp, vengeance, crimes, haunted by the past, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Savage Streets (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenage vigilante seeks revenge on a group of violent thugs who raped her handicapped sister and murdered her best friend.
Style: sexy, slasher, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rape and revenge, rape, revenge, violence against women, violence, female vigilante, murder, vigilantism, payback, juvenile delinquent, mute, sexual assault ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 4K
Five Corners (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A psychotic young man returns to his old neighborhood after release from prison. He seeks out the woman he previously tried to rape and the man who protected her, with twisted ideas of love for her and hate for him.
Style: disturbing, talky, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, crimes, violence, ex convict, stalking, psychopath, police investigation, hitman, character study, visceral, friendship, rape ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, new jersey, california, bronx new york city, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paul Kersey is back at working vigilante justice when when his fiancée, Olivia, has her business threatened by mobsters
Style: suspense, sexy, neo noir, unusual plot structure, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, revenge, vigilantism, murder, fashion show, gangsters, model, psychopath, fashion, death wish, gang, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the death of his girlfriend's daughter from a drug overdose, Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) takes on the local drug cartel.
Style: sexy, unusual plot structure, neo noir, splatter, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, vigilante, vigilantism, hospital, gang, fight, murder, gunfight, drugs, gangsters, brutality, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 6.4
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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, intense, brutal, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: lone hero, hitman, vengeance, revenge, police investigation, corruption, crimes, vigilantism, vigilante, justice, one man army, hotshot ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Stone Killer (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Los Angeles detective is sent to New York where he must solve a case involving an old Sicilian Mafia family feud.
Style: neo noir, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, war veteran, showdown, surveillance, gunfight, brainwashing, murder, hitman, chase, vengeance, anti war ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, asia, usa, vietnam, mojave desert ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 9K
Mr. Majestyk (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Watermelon farmer Vince Majestyk (Charles Bronson) goes after the Mob, when they try to strong arm him to use their melon picking crew.
Style: neo noir, suspense, talky, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, gangsters, organized crime, vengeance, vigilante, violence, bullying, violent, one man army, arms dealer, assassin, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: colorado, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Year of the Dragon (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In New York, racist Capt. Stanley White becomes obsessed with destroying a Chinese-American drug ring run by Joey Tai, an up-and-coming young gangster as ambitious as he is ruthless. While pursuing an unauthorized investigation, White grows ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, intense, brutal, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chinese mafia, organized crime, gangsters, police detective, culture clash, racism, sexually frustrated woman, sex scene, murder, violence, crimes, police corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, thailand, bangkok thailand, vietnam, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.1
 35K
Get Carter (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Remake of the British classic. Jack Carter, a mob enforcer living in Las Vegas, travels back to his hometown of Seattle for his brother's funeral. During this visit, Carter realizes that the death of his brother was not accidental, but a ...
Style: stylized, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: gangsters, hitman, murder, vengeance, lone wolves, brutality, revenge, rivalry, criminal heroes, crimes, criminal's revenge, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, las vegas, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 72K
Death Sentence (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when ...
Style: harsh, suspenseful, psychological, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, revenge, gang, gangsters, murder, brutality, crimes, violence, vigilante, justice, tragic event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.9
 6K
Murphy's Law (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough police detective escapes from custody handcuffed to a foul-mouthed car thief after being framed for the murder of his ex-wife. He must now find the real killer and prove his innocence.
Style: neo noir, tricky, suspenseful, rough, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, vengeance, police investigation, frame up, vigilantism, mafia, false accusation, stalking, femme fatale, life is a bitch, partners ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ 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: suspense, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, aikido, murder, lone hero, vengeance, family, vigilante, violence, brutality, drug dealing, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, latin america, colombia, west indies ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.7
 15K
Blue Steel (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A female rookie in the police force engages in a cat and mouse game with a pistol wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.
Style: neo noir, tense, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: policewoman, serial killer, stalking, chase, obsession, crimes, murder, female protagonist, police investigation, police, life philosophy, runaway ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.0
 48K
A Man Apart (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when ...
Style: suspense, harsh, emotional, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, lone hero, drug cartel, crimes, revenge, justice, gang, vigilantism, gangsters, corruption, violence, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, los angeles, usa, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Street Fighters (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: New York City factory worker Eddie Marino (Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for JACKIE BROWN) is a solid citizen and regular guy, until the day a sadistic street gang brutally assaults his wife and murders his child. But when a corrupt judge sets the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vigilantism, revenge, gangsters, vigilante, jail, police, rape, murder, home invasion, sex crime, teenager ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Original Gangstas (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A violent street gang, the Rebels, rule the streets of Gary, Indiana. The Rebels shoot Marvin Bookman, a store-keeper, for giving the police information about a drive-by shooting they committed. Marvin's son, former NFL star John who created ...
Style: allegory, visually appealing, unusual plot structure, reflective, satirical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, vigilante, gang, vigilantism, murder, vengeance, culture clash, hospital, martial arts, brutality, death, redemption ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%