Movies like Boy Wonder

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Boy Wonder (2010)
 6.8
 8K
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 what is right or wrong? As the boundaries blur, Sean's dual life wears on his psyche and his two worlds careen dangerously close to colliding. Like a graphic novel you can't put down, Boy Wonder challenges morality, distorting perceptions of what is right and what is justified, as it races to its shocking conclusion.
Style: psychological, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pimp, crime, childhood trauma, violence, criminal, troubled teen, vigilante, boxing gym, vengeance, murder, vigilantism, haunted by the past, lone wolves, dead mother, police detective, prostitute, subway, father son relationship, spouse abuse, policewoman, teenage life, boxing, crimes, youth, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to Boy Wonder

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crime, crimes, murder, rivalry, vengeance, deadly and violence mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Boy Wonder: Death Sentence (2007), The Brave One (2007), Blue Ruin (2013), Stiletto (2008), The Son of No One (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 66K
Death Sentence (2007)
Genre: Action, 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: tense, suspenseful, psychological, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, gang, revenge, murder, hospital, tragic event, semiautomatic pistol, crime, justice, character change, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 55K
The Brave One (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A woman struggles to recover from a brutal attack by setting out on a mission for revenge.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Plot: vigilantism, vengeance, vigilante, revenge, tunnel, neighbor, self defense, injury, corpse, dog, fear, pimp ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 58K
Blue Ruin (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The quiet life of a beach bum is upended by dreadful news. He sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance but proves an inept assassin and finds himself in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, rough, brutal ...
Plot: vengeance, revenge, vigilantism, crimes, haunted by the past, deadly, vigilante, violence, death, disorder, life turned upside down, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.0
 2K
Stiletto (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The seemingly random killings of an assassin puzzle her former lover, a wealthy Greek crime boss whose organization is jeopardized by his love for her, and the detective following her rising body count
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, assassin, vengeance, crime, crimes, betrayal, dishonesty, deadly, gangsters, criminal's revenge, tough heroes, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Son of No One (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A rookie cop is assigned to the 118 Precinct in the same district where he grew up. The Precinct Captain starts receiving letters about two unsolved murders that happened many years ago in the housing projects when the rookie cop was just a kid. ...
Style: tense, serious, bleak, rough, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, police corruption, haunted by the past, crimes, crime, law enforcement, murder, husband wife relationship, housing project, mental institution, dishonesty, falling off a roof ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Blood of Redemption (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Quinn Forte had it all: power, money, a brother who idolized him, and a woman who loved him. He also had enemies. In the course of one night, he loses everything. Betrayed by someone in his inner circle, Quinn is set up and arrested. His father, the ...
Style: realistic, rough, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, haunted by the past, betrayal, rivalry, crime, tough heroes, dishonesty, organized crime, tracking device, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.6
 23K
Fire with Fire (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A fireman takes an unexpected course of action when a man whom he's been ordered to testify against – after being held up at a local convenience store – threatens him.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, murder, witness protection, u.s. marshal, crime, vigilantism, witnessing a crime, danger, hidden identity, police detective, chases and races, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new orleans, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 93K
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, police investigation, tough heroes, ex convict, policewoman, corruption, crime, law enforcement, prisoner, revenge, hitman, millionaire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 5.7
 11K
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: suspenseful, tense, exciting, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: obsession, serial killer, policewoman, stalking, murder, psychopath, neo noir, crimes, mind game, crime, police investigation, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.1
 31K
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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, ritual, gangsters, vengeance, lone wolves, criminal heroes, crime, rivalry, tough heroes, deadly, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Streets of Blood (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A police officer's partner has died during Hurricane Katrina, but he later discovers that his partner may have been murdered. An investigation follows, taking the officer and his new partner into the depths of the criminal underworld.
Style: exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder, police detective, drug dealing, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, undercover, chaos and mayhem, crimes, crime, working undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.3
 459
Zero Tolerance (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After surviving a sneak attack on himself and fellow agents Jimmy and Gene as they were transporting drug kingpin Raymond Manta out of a Mexican jail, FBI agent Jeff Douglas becomes an uwitting pawn of the White Hand drug cartel. Mistakenly told ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, murder, confined, working undercover, crimes, criminal heroes, drug dealing, danger, law enforcement, undercover, chases and races, lone wolves ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mexico, las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.6
 6K
Shadowboxer (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mikey and Rose are professional assassins. They are also lovers, and once upon a time Rose also knew Mikey's father. During an elaborate hit job for a malicious gangster, Rose fails to kill the main target, the gangster's pregnant ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: hitman, pregnancy, terminal illness, life is a bitch, family relations, parents and children, crime, deadly, dishonesty, partners, haunted by the past, female killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.0
 612
Breaking Point (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Breaking Point" is a dramatic tale of corruption and self-realization, in which one man has to overcome a deep seeded conspiracy and his own lingering past in order to gain the redemption he desires.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, uncover truth, drugs/alcohol, rivalry, dishonesty, partners, haunted by the past, legal, redemption, crime, crimes, legal investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, fighting the system, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new york, vietnam, usa, asia, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.5
 393
The Gunman (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detective Ben Simm's wife is killed, he has to learn to be both father and mother to his little girl while searching for a Vigilante that has his own sense of justice.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes, chases and races, crimes, haunted by the past, police detective, police investigation, serial killer, vigilantism, hitman, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 398
Fighting Back (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It's a hard crime story about a Philadelphia shop owner who has enough of the criminals' violences and ravages. He organizes a patrol of civil people. It all starts to go wrong because his team's actions are taken as racial ...
Style: tense, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: store, vigilantism, racism, vengeance, terrorism, deadly, rivalry, rebellion, society, urban, law enforcement, interracial relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.8
 7K
Bad Country (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Baton Rouge police detective Bud Carter busts contract killer Jesse Weiland, he convinces Jesse to become an informant and rat out the South's most powerful crime ring.
Style: exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, police, informant, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, hitman, criminal's revenge, snitch, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 5.7
 7K
Hero Wanted (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Liam Case is a garbage man whose life hasn't quite turned out the way he expected it would. In order to impress the girl of his dreams, Liam plans an elaborate heist that will culminate with him jumping in to save the day at the last minute. ...
Style: rough, twists and turns, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, murder, murder investigation, life is a bitch, crime, rivalry, robbery, bank robbery, framed for murder, child in peril, revenge, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 18K
Blood Ties (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two brothers, on either side of the law, face off over organized crime in Brooklyn during the 1970s.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crimes, family relations, family problems, dishonesty, betrayal, family reunited, rivalry, honest law enforcer, drugs/alcohol, police detective, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 42K
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: rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, tough law enforcer, cocaine, vigilantism, organized crime, fighting crime, tough heroes, danger, crime, revenge, tragic hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, los angeles, california, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Rolling Thunder (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran, Charles Rane, returns home after years in a POW camp and is treated as a hero. When thugs invade his home to steal the silver coins he received for his service, they mangle his hand and leave him and his family for dead. Rane ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, murder, violence, homecoming, vietnam veteran, crime, rivalry, deadly, buddies, death wish, human nature ...
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, mexico, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Walking the Edge (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Los Angeles taxi driver helps a distraught young woman on the run from gangsters after they murder her husband and young son.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, taxi driver, crimes, tough law enforcer, chases and races, hitman, police investigation, vigilantism, crime gone awry, danger, criminal heroes, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 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, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: loneliness, murder, vigilantism, gang, widower, vengeance, crimes, incompetent police, deadly, loss of friend, violence, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
 31K
Death Wish (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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: disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: architect, vigilantism, vengeance, murder, vigilante, police, liberal, fight, taxi, crime, society, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, arizona, hawaii, tucson arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.8
 12K
Outlaw (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A group of people who feel betrayed by their government and let down by their police force form a modern-day outlaw posse in order to right what they see as the wrongs of society.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vigilantism, betrayal, soldier, security guard, crimes, police, society, vengeance, rivalry, dishonesty, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: britain, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, clever, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, private detective, investigation, crime, mafia, haunted by the past, serial killer, revenge, drug dealer, hostage, murder of wife ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, contemporary, 21st century, 90s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 838
Defiance (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tommy takes up temporary housing in a New York neighborhood plagued by a violent gang called the Souls. Tommy is waiting for his next assignment as a seaman and though he tries to avoid the gang and his neighbors, it does not work. Soon he is ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vigilante, vigilantism, gambling, crimes, crime, rivalry, against the odds, vengeance, fight, sailor, violence ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, one man army, fighting crime, lone wolves, vigilantism, vigilante, gunfight, corruption, heroes, tough heroes, righting the wronged, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Anatomy of a Psycho (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The crazed brother of a condemned killer sent to the gas chamber swears vengeance on those he holds responsible for his brother's execution.
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, killer, arson, lawyer, vigilantism, deadly, violence spree, crime, crimes, rivalry, obsession, psychopath ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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