Movies like Boy Wonder

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Boy Wonder (2010)
 6.9
 8K
Boy Wonder
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: gloomy, serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, rough, tense, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pimp, vengeance, crime, vigilantism, haunted by the past, boxing gym, spouse abuse, troubled teen, vigilante, subway, childhood trauma, prostitute, criminal, violence, crimes, father son relationship, youth, hidden identity, lone wolves, unlikely criminals, obsession, parents and children, steroids, painted face, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa

Most similar movies to Boy Wonder

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, murder, rivalry, violence, vengeance and law enforcement mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Boy Wonder: The Brave One (2007), Dead Man Down (2013), Stiletto (2008), Faster (2010), Zero Tolerance (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.8
 54K
The Brave One
Genre: 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: gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: vigilantism, vengeance, crime, vigilante, police investigation, radio, revenge, murder, death, brutality, unlikely criminals, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   97%
 
 6.5
 60K
Dead Man Down
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In New York City, a crime lord's right-hand man is seduced by a woman seeking retribution.
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, vengeance, revenge, hitman, gangsters, murder, criminal's revenge, kidnapping, dark hero, hostage, violent, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   86%
    User:   88%
 
 5.0
 2K
Stiletto
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, criminal's revenge, hitman, crime, police investigation, crimes, deadly, assassin, dishonesty, rivalry, femme fatale, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   86%
    User:   82%
 
 6.5
 89K
Faster
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, rough, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revenge, hitman, crime, corruption, police investigation, vigilante, prison, car chase, bank robbery, criminal's revenge, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   80%
    User:   78%
 
 5.3
 451
Zero Tolerance
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone wolves, one man army, crime, special agents, tough law enforcer, track down, vengeance, vigilantism, tough heroes, chases and races, crimes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, mexico, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   64%
 
Reservation Road
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men (Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo) react in unexpected ways as a ...
Style: psychological, emotional, tense, serious, bleak ...
Plot: revenge, lawyer, vengeance, investigation, obsession, family, dysfunctional family, redemption, justice, dealing with death, guilt, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   74%
 
 5.7
 11K
Blue Steel
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, stylized, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, obsession, crime, murder, police, psychopath, chase, violence, investigation, neo noir, hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   60%
 
Streets of Blood
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: serious, rough, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, hip hop, crime, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, investigation, drug dealing, murder, chaos and mayhem, working undercover, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   60%
 
 7.1
 56K
Blue Ruin
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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: vengeance, revenge, vigilantism, neo-noir, homeless, vigilante, gory, violence, brutality, violent, visceral, moral ambiguity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   63%
 
 5.7
 7K
Hero Wanted
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: unlikely criminals, vengeance, race against time, crime, revenge, down on your luck, crimes, life is a bitch, hospital, murder, surrogate father, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   68%
 
Out for Justice
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gino Felino (Steven Seagal) is an NYPD detective from Brooklyn who knows everyone and everything in his neighborhood. Killing his Partner was someone's mistake, because he's now Out For Justice.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, crime, police investigation, chase, murder, vengeance, car chase, violence, mafia, organized crime, vigilante ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   63%
 
 6.6
 90K
Run All Night
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon has seen better days. Longtime best friend of a mob boss, Jimmy is haunted by the sins of his past—as well as a dogged police detective who’s been one step behind Jimmy for 30 years. But when ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, intense ...
Plot: hitman, crime, revenge, gangsters, murder, on the run, betrayal, father son relationship, assassin, redemption, car chase, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   64%
 
Walking the Edge
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, police investigation, crime, criminal's revenge, gangsters, tough law enforcer, vengeance, crime gone awry, taxi driver, manhunt, vigilantism, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   61%
 
Blood of Redemption
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: rough, serious, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, criminal's revenge, master criminal, betrayal, frame up, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, haunted by the past, tough heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   57%
 
 5.6
 23K
Fire with Fire
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, crime, vengeance, vigilante, car chase, chases and races, revenge, crimes, assassination, danger, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   62%
 
 4.7
 1K
Rain Fall
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A hit man looks to protect the daughter of one of his victims against CIA assassins.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough heroes, crimes, danger, crime, hitman, rivalry, chases and races, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, police officer, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   50%
 
 7.4
 93K
Running Scared
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After a drug-op gone bad, Joey Gazelle is put in charge of disposing the gun that shot a dirty cop. But things goes wrong for Joey after the neighbor kid stole the gun and used it to shoot his abusive father. Now Joey has to find the kid and the gun ...
Style: bleak, twists and turns, serious, stylized, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, gory, crime gone awry, mafia, gunfight, police corruption, violence, gangster, organized crime, police investigation, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   42%
 
 6.1
 391
Fighting Back
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: interracial relations, crime, crimes, store, deadly, society, urban, terrorism, vigilantism, racism, vengeance, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   47%
 
 5.6
 6K
Shadowboxer
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, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: hitman, drugs/alcohol, crime, neo noir, assassination, redemption, parents and children, terminal illness, crimes, deadly, pregnancy, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   52%
 
Assault on Precinct 13
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.
Style: suspense, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, violence, crime, brutality, survival, police, undercover cop, chase, gunfight, revenge, murder, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   52%
 
 7.2
 9K
Violent Cop
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Detective Azuma is a Dirty-Harry style rogue cop who often uses violence and unethical methods to get results.
Style: bleak, serious, brutal, surreal, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, vengeance, police corruption, police, police investigation, violence, brutality, drugs, corruption, revenge, mafia, anti heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   54%
 
Rolling Thunder
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime, 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: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, revenge, murder, small town, vigilante, violence, brutality, gunfight, hospital, vietnam war, torture ...
Place: texas, asia, vietnam, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   42%
 
 4.5
 5K
Dragon Eyes
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, martial arts, good versus evil, master warrior, crime, one man army, small town, urban ghetto, tough heroes, crimes, heroes, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   37%
 
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Dead in a Heartbeat
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An unlikely duo, Lieutenant Tom Royko of the Seattle Bomb Squad and renowned heart surgeon, Dr. Gillian Hayes, find themselves in a race against time to track down a disturbed bomber who is inexplicably causing Dr. Hayes' patients to explode.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chases and races, crimes, danger, crime, deadly, law enforcement, race against time, mentally unstable, vengeance, violence spree, doctors and patients, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   42%
 
Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Tokyo businessman (Hiroshi Hada), transferred to L.A, molests a teenage girl on a train. It turns out that the girl is the daughter of a vice cop. But in one of those plot twists that can only occur in the movies, the cop is assigned to find the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting crime, vigilantism, kidnapping, crime, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, gang, drug dealing, partners against crime, prostitute, unlikely partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   46%
 
Fulltime Killer
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Professional assassin O has resided in an isolated world of killing and loneliness. But his life begins to change once he meets the innocent Chin; hired to clean O's apartment. However, soon the flamboyent and reckless Tok enters Chin's ...
Style: stylized, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crime, gunfight, violence, brutality, dark hero, assassin, stylish, assassins, death, violent, assassination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, japan, asia, macau, singapore ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   52%
 
 5.0
 604
Breaking Point
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: unlikely partners, crime, urban, drugs/alcohol, legal investigation, redemption, murder, crimes, dishonesty, legal, partners, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   48%
 
 4.0
 4K
Kill Switch
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A troubled detective travels to Memphis in order to track down a pair of serial killers.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, master criminal, special agents, investigation, tough law enforcer, murder, mind game, race against time, psychopath, track down ...
Time: contemporary
Place: memphis, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   48%
 
Brooklyn's Finest
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Enforcing the law within the notoriously rough Brownsville section of the city and especially within the Van Dyke housing projects is the NYPD's sixty-fifth precinct. Three police officers struggle with the sometimes fine line between right and ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, bleak, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, undercover cop, corruption, police, betrayal, violence, guilt, murder, redemption, police brutality, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   44%
 
Walking Tall: Lone Justice
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Dallas, witnesses against a drug-lord are murdered in a safe-house.The testimony of FBI agents becomes the only chance to keep him in prison. They are lodged in another safe-house, but the place is invaded and the agents are executed. However, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, criminal's revenge, gang, master criminal, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, fighting crime, vengeance, vigilantism, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   37%
 
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