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Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
 7.4
 295K
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, psychological, exciting, serious, rough, bad ending, suspense, clever ...
Plot: vengeance, prison, justice, vigilantism, master criminal, murder, fighting the system, mind game, death, investigation, injustice, lawyer, crimes, perfect crime, intelligence, outsmarting, courtroom, hitman, torture, scheme, retribution, revenge, court, life is a bitch, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa

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Most similar movies to Law Abiding Citizen

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, intense, suspenseful and serious films with plots about revenge, murder, crimes, corruption, vengeance, justice and dialogue mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Law Abiding Citizen: Fracture (2007), The Equalizer (2014), Prisoners (2013), Edge of Darkness (2010), Man on Fire (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 205K
Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, intellectual, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder mystery, lawyer, adultery, investigation, courtroom drama, manipulation, legal investigation, mind game, police investigation, obsession, guilt, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.2
 367K
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, suspense, exciting, brutal, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, lone hero, one man army, corruption, hitman, gunfight, loner, assassin, fighting crime, tough heroes, ex soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, moscow russia, russia, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 8.1
 693K
Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: suspenseful, twist ending, psychological, atmospheric, surprise ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, police investigation, brutality, revenge, vigilantism, missing child, torture, child abduction, disappearance, serial killer, vengeance ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Edge of Darkness (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As a seasoned homicide detective, Thomas Craven has seen the bleakest side of humanity. But nothing prepares him for the toughest investigation of his life: the search for his only daughter Emma's killer. Now, he is on a personal mission to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vengeance, father daughter relationship, vigilantism, fighting the system, conspiracy, uncover truth, investigation, corruption, revenge, murder, political corruption, hitman ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 21st century, 2010s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 7.7
 360K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save ...
Style: tense, rough, suspense, brutal, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, revenge, vengeance, vigilantism, lone hero, vigilante, justice, mercenary, cia, child abduction, bodyguard, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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%
 7.3
 294K
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, suspense, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: autism, lone hero, accountant, assassin, mathematics, gunfight, organized crime, justice, sniper, hitman, money laundering, investigation ...
Time: 2010s, 80s, year 2010, 2000s, year 2006 ...
Place: washington d.c., germany, new hampshire, illinois, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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%
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 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 ...
Style: exciting, neo noir, serious, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, batman, secret identity, heroes, organized crime, moral dilemma, psychopath, good versus evil, double life, rivalry, tragic hero, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Score to Settle (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A former mob enforcer who is released from prison after serving 22 years for a crime he didn't commit sets out on a path for revenge against the people who wronged him.
Style: suspense, tense, rough, exciting, brutal ...
Plot: death, vengeance, life is a bitch, injustice, violence, crimes, murder, corruption, brutality, revenge, master criminal, justice ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
78%
 7.8
 128K
I Saw the Devil (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Kyung-chul is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, rough, twist ending ...
Plot: revenge, serial killer, vengeance, murder, violence, extreme violence, brutality, crimes, psychopath, mercilessness, torture, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 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 ⇓
100%
 7.5
 396K
Collateral (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Cab driver Max picks up a man who offers him $600 to drive him around. But the promise of easy money sours when Max realizes his fare is an assassin.
Style: tense, neo noir, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, taxi driver, hostage, crimes, organized crime, killings, sociopath, assassin, taxi, merciless, murder witness, murderer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.4
 65K
Peppermint (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A grieving mother transforms herself into a vigilante following the murders of her husband and daughter, eluding the authorities to deliver her own personal brand of justice.
Style: exciting, brutal, rough, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: vigilante, female protagonist, revenge, corruption, justice, loss of child, murder, one woman army, revenge killing, police corruption, female vigilante, drug cartel ...
Time: year 2012, year 2017, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 5.7
 64K
Sabotage (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In "Sabotage", Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done - until, ...
Style: stylized, intense, suspense, brutal, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, drug cartel, swat team, police investigation, crimes, brutality, vengeance, crime scene, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, strip club, heist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014
Place: mexico, california, atlanta, georgia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, train, hijacking, heist, crimes, chase, terrorism, brutality, police investigation, caper, survival, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 87K
Arlington Road (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Threats from sinister foreign nationals aren't the only thing to fear. Bedraggled college professor Michael Faraday has been vexed (and increasingly paranoid) since his wife's accidental death in a botched FBI operation. But all that takes ...
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: conspiracy, terrorism, terrorist, paranoia, professor, bomb, murder, uncover truth, fbi, mysterious character, secrets, deception ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, virginia, washington d.c., kansas, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 212K
Primal Fear (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not ...
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, twists and turns, psychological, neo noir ...
Plot: lawyer, mental illness, legal investigation, court, split personality, murder, courtroom drama, corruption, courtroom, psychopath, hotshot lawyer, court case ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.4
 159K
A Time to Kill (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, lawyer, court, murder, justice, small town, rape, courtroom, revenge, legal, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 17K
Eye for an Eye (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: It's fire and brimstone time as grieving mother Karen McCann takes justice into her own hands when a kangaroo court in Los Angeles fails to convict Robert Doob, the monster who raped and murdered her 17-year-old daughter.
Style: psychological, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rape, vigilante, murder, obsession, revenge, rape and revenge, vigilantism, rape and murder, psychopath, vengeance, loss of daughter, women ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 1.1M
V for Vendetta (2006)
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: futuristic, captivating, philosophical, stylized, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, distopia, fighting the system, revenge, freedom, vengeance, society, mysterious character, rebellion, vigilantism, masked vigilante, superhero ...
Time: future, near future, 2020s
Place: london, england, britain, big ben london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Life of David Gale (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.
Style: surprise ending, thought provoking, suspense, twist ending, serious ...
Plot: fighting the system, death sentence, suicide, death row, murder, investigation, professor, death, activist, false accusation, rape, reporter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, austin texas, houston texas, usa, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. ...
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, neo noir, clever, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hitman, mystery, master criminal, mistaken identity, disorder, mysterious character, crimes, revenge, mafia, deception, organized crime, scheme ...
Time: contemporary, year 1979, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.6
 32K
Shattered (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A sociopathic kidnapper methodically pushes a desperate pair of parents to their absolute breaking point.
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspense, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, infidelity, cheating wife, justice, blackmail, mind game, police investigation, crimes, revenge, manipulation, mysterious man, ransom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Enemy of the State (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Hotshot Washington lawyer, Robert Dean becomes a victim of high-tech identity theft when a hacker slips an incriminating video into his pocket. Soon, a rogue National Security agent sets out to recover the tape – and destroy Dean.
Style: tense, clever, suspense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, conspiracy, political conspiracy, fighting the system, uncover truth, espionage, satellite, cia, manhunt, intelligence, lawyer, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., maryland, baltimore, usa, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 51K
Untraceable (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Special Agent Jennifer Marsh (Diane Lane) works in an elite division of the FBI dedicated to fighting cybercrime. She thinks she has seen it all, until a particularly sadistic criminal arises on the Internet. This tech-savvy killer posts live feeds ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, rough, intense, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, investigation, kidnapping, internet, hacker, torture, special agents, fbi, vengeance, sadism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 58K
Traitor (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspense, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, spy, religion, islam, fbi, bomb, faith, traitor, prison, dishonesty, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1978
Place: london, africa, middle east, israel, sudan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 27K
Just Cause (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Earl is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl. Eight years after the crime he calls in Paul Armstrong, a professor of law, to help prove his innocence. Armstrong quickly uncovers some overlooked evidence to present to the ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, psychological, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, prison, murder, death row, mystery, psychopath, crimes, investigation, lawyer, revenge, legal investigation, courtroom ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, new jersey, harvard university, usa, everglades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 151K
Mr. Brooks (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.
Style: psychological, suspense, twists and turns, macabre, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, split personality, police investigation, crimes, murder, maniac, double life, secret, imaginary friend, secrets, killed during sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%