Movies like Boy Wonder

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Boy Wonder (2010)
 6.9
 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: gloomy, serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, rough, tense, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pimp, crime, policewoman, boxing gym, spouse abuse, troubled teen, vigilante, subway, childhood trauma, prostitute, criminal, violence, father son relationship, police detective, vengeance, vigilantism, steroids, painted face, haunted by the past, crimes, youth, hidden identity, lone wolves, unlikely criminals, obsession ...
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 serious, rough, realistic and suspenseful films with plots about crime, crimes, murder, rivalry, violence, deadly and vengeance mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Boy Wonder: Death Sentence (2007), The Brave One (2007), Death Wish (1974), Stiletto (2008), Blue Steel (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 65K
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: suspenseful, tense, stylized, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, gang, revenge, murder, hospital, semiautomatic pistol, justice, crime, tragic event, repayment, police officer killed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 54K
The Brave One (2007)
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, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: vigilantism, vengeance, crime, dog, fear, pimp, self defense, loss of loved one, tunnel, injury, boyfriend, corpse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 30K
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, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: architect, vigilante, vengeance, vigilantism, police, murder, fight, taxi, crime, liberal, lone wolves, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, honolulu hawaii, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, assassin, criminal's revenge, hitman, crime, mafia, money, violence, crime lord, hoodlum, killer, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 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, stylized, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: obsession, psychopath, serial killer, neo noir, murder, policewoman, police investigation, crime, stalking, strong sexual content, female police officer, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 89K
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, rough, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, vengeance, revenge, tough heroes, hitman, knife murder, fist fighting, veteran, criminal's revenge, crime, ex convict, policewoman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder, police detective, police corruption, crime, hip hop, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, drug dealing, chaos and mayhem, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 1K
Vice Squad (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An unlikely Hollywood hooker helps a detective set a trap for a mutilator pimp.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: prostitute, pimp, crime, single parent, investigation, hollywood, murder, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, family relations, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Out for Justice (1991)
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, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, chase, murder, car chase, crime, police investigation, gangsters, psychopath, vengeance, gang, tough law enforcer, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, murder, u.s. marshal, witness protection, rescue, vigilantism, crime, chases and races, firemen, vengeance, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, violence, hand to hand combat, drive by shooting, gang violence, street shootout, murder, vengeance, gang, vigilantism, crime, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, violence, revenge, prostitution, vigilantism, police investigation, rape, gore, torture, ex soldier, chase, gang ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, new york, asia, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Exterminator 2 (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The flamethrower-wielding vigilante John Eastland returns to rid New York of a drug lord and his gang.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, exploitation, revenge, violence, flamethrower, vigilante, vigilantism, murder, danger, vengeance, urban, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: serious, tense, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: police corruption, police detective, crime, haunted by the past, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, shooting a police officer, police captain, police station, letter, revelation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Rolling Thunder (1977)
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, vigilantism, murder, vietnam veteran, vengeance, homecoming, small town, vietnam war, crime, repayment, crimes, deadly ...
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.0
 604
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, unlikely partners, crime, urban, drugs/alcohol, legal investigation, redemption, crimes, dishonesty, legal, partners, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.0
 12K
Death Wish II (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rape, vigilante, revenge, murder, surveillance, vengeance, vigilantism, crime, drug traffic, urban, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Best of the Best II (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In an underground fight club, blackbelt Travis Brickley is killed after losing to the evil martial arts master Brakus. Travis' death is witnessed by Walter Grady, the son of his best friend Alex Grady. Alex and his partner, Tommy Lee, vow to ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, martial arts, crime, rivalry, master warrior, friends, murder, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, righting the wronged, chases and races, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 41K
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, vengeance, tough law enforcer, organized crime, corpse, machismo, vigilantism, cocaine, drugs/alcohol, crime, repayment, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, california, latin america, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taxi driver, vengeance, criminal heroes, police investigation, crime, criminal's revenge, gangsters, tough law enforcer, crime gone awry, manhunt, vigilantism, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 79K
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: bleak, realistic, serious, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: loneliness, vigilantism, murder, widower, social decay, vengeance, crime, gang, juvenile delinquency, chess, veteran, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 60K
Dead Man Down (2013)
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, twists and turns, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, revenge, crime lord, crime, vengeance, blackmail, hitman, gangsters, mysterious woman, criminal heroes, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.2
 279K
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, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, fighting crime, lone wolves, vigilante, righting the wronged, corruption, tough heroes, lone hero, vigilantism, heroes, organized crime, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
Never Die Alone (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A drug kingpin's return home touches off a turf war.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, manhunt, redemption, vengeance, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.7
 19K
The Punisher (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The avenging angel of Marvel Comics fame comes brilliantly to life in this searing action-adventure thriller! Dolph Lundgren stars as Frank Castle, a veteran cop who loses his entire family to a mafia car bomb. Only his ex-partner believes Castle ...
Style: serious, rough, stylized, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, vigilante, mafia, superhero, fighting crime, revenge, police investigation, crimes, vigilantism, undercover, police officer, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.7
 394
Young Warriors (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After a young woman is gang raped and murdered in a California college town, her brother takes up arms by night with a gang of like-minded vigilantes from his fraternity, brutally punishing any miscreants they catch in a criminal act.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, youth, gang, gory, crime, violence spree, sexual abuse, siblings relations, crimes, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.3
 451
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, drug abuse, lone wolves, one man army, special agents, crime, tough law enforcer, track down, vengeance, vigilantism, tough heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico, las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paul Kersey is back at working vigilante justice when when his fiancée, Olivia, has her business threatened by mobsters
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, violence, murder, vigilantism, model, child custody, one man army, psychopath, gangsters, criminal's revenge, vengeance, college ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 56K
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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: vengeance, homeless, revenge, neo-noir, vigilantism, gory, drifter, violence spree, crimes, deadly, rivalry, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989)
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: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, drug dealing, fighting crime, vigilantism, rape, crime, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, gang, partners against crime, prostitute ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%