Movies like The Punisher 2004

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The Punisher (2004)
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The Punisher (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When undercover FBI agent Frank Castle's wife and son are slaughtered, he becomes 'the Punisher' -- a ruthless vigilante willing to go to any length to avenge his family.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, realistic, rough, intense, brutal, neo noir, reboot ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, vengeance, vigilantism, vigilante, anti hero, tough law enforcer, tough guy, torment, loss of child, lone wolves, tough heroes, crimes, tragic hero, faked death, rage, heroes, smuggling, massacre, funeral, superhero, loss of loved one, lone hero, hitman, violence, mafia ...
Time: year 2003
Place: puerto rico, miami, virginia

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Most similar movies to The Punisher

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, rough and realistic films with plots about murder, revenge, crimes, vengeance, violence, rivalry and gunfight mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Punisher: John Wick (2014), The Equalizer (2014), A Man Apart (2003), Punisher: War Zone (2008), Man on Fire (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
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John Wick (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, China
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, vengeance, lone hero, vigilante, tough guy, dark hero, gunfight, criminal's revenge, revenge, gangsters, shooting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.2
 343K
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: brutal, serious, exciting, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, vigilante, lone hero, vigilantism, fighting crime, gunfight, tough heroes, lone wolves, black ops, hitman, loner, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.1
 46K
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, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, vengeance, crimes, drug cartel, tough law enforcer, graphic violence, police officer, cocaine, machismo, vigilantism, organized crime, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, los angeles, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Punisher: War Zone (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Waging his one-man war on the world of organized crime, ruthless vigilante-hero Frank Castle sets his sights on overeager mob boss Billy Russoti. After Russoti is left horribly disfigured by Castle, he sets out for vengeance under his new alias: ...
Style: stylized, exciting, suspenseful, rough, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: one man army, dark hero, tough guy, vengeance, tough heroes, vigilantism, vanity, vigilante, escapades, crimes, rivalry, superhero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.5
 192K
The Punisher (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
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Story: A former Marine out to punish the criminals responsible for his family's murder finds himself ensnared in a military conspiracy.
Style: brutal, exciting, tense, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilante, justice, gunfight, violence, vengeance, vigilantism, murder, one man army, revenge, fight scenes, superhero, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 335K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Mexico, Switzerland
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, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, lone hero, vengeance, bodyguard, vigilantism, child abduction, justice, mercenary, vigilante, cia, revenge, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 51K
The Condemned (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jack Conrad is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from ...
Style: exciting, rough, intense, harsh, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: island, jungle, betrayal, chase, brutality, last man standing, battles, battle, death row, survival, surveillance, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 102K
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, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, hitman, police investigation, police officer, ex convict, millionaire, policewoman, revenge, corruption, crimes, crime, rage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Marked for Death (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, drug dealing, murder, danger, vengeance, revenge, aikido, crimes, crime, family, against the odds ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, west indies, jamaica, caribbean ...
⇓ 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, chase, murder, police investigation, revenge, vengeance, gory, crimes, fighting the system, deadly, fighting crime ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, new york, asia, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, revenge, hospital, one man army, one against many, police, anti hero, anti heroes, gang, danger, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 170K
The Crow (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Exactly one year after young rock guitarist Eric Draven and his fiancée are brutally killed by a ruthless gang of criminals, Draven -- watched over by a hypnotic crow -- returns from the grave to exact revenge.
Style: gothic, dark fantasy, rough, cult film, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, vengeance, supernatural, goth, afterlife, halloween, vigilante, martial arts, superhero, back from the dead, good versus evil, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.3
 507
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: suspenseful, stylized, rough, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, drug abuse, one man army, rivalry, tough law enforcer, crime, criminal's revenge, hostages, crimes, special agents, master criminal, hostage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, mexico, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, vengeance, homecoming, vietnam veteran, death wish, rivalry, crime, buddies, deadly, crimes, human nature ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, el paso texas, san antonio texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 70K
Death Sentence (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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, rough, harsh, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gang, vigilantism, murder, tragic event, justice, crimes, character change, haunted by the past, loss of son, violence, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 9K
Rapid Fire (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: College student Jake Lo is pursued by smugglers, mobsters and crooked federal agents after he witnesses a murder by a Mafia kingpin.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, police corruption, gangsters, police investigation, fighting crime, danger, tough law enforcer, machismo, murder, undercover, gang war, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, usa, china, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.8
 28K
Hard to Kill (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mason Storm, a 'go it alone' cop, is gunned down at home. The intruders kill his wife, and think they've killed both Mason and his son too. Mason is secretly taken to a hospital where he spends several years in a coma. His son ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, hospital, coma, vengeance, murder, danger, corrupt official, intrigue, against the odds, crime, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1990, year 1983, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 154K
The Mechanic (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Arthur Bishop is a 'mechanic' - an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It's a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, lone hero, loner, assassin, mentor, boat, deception, revenge, training, martial arts, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, chicago illinois, usa, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 6.9
 5K
Walking Tall (1973)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Buford Pusser's a wrestler, whose wife wants him to settle down, so they go to his home town in Tennessee, where he plans to get into business with his father. But he is shocked to discover all sorts of graft and corruption going on. And when ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, sheriff, danger, vengeance, small town, corruption, police corruption, revenge, fighting crime, crime, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s, 60s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 289K
The Transporter (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Former Special Forces officer, Frank Martin will deliver anything to anyone for the right price, and his no-questions-asked policy puts him in high demand. But when he realizes his latest cargo is alive, it sets in motion a dangerous chain of ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: lone hero, one man army, chase, tough guy, car chase, chases and races, tough heroes, ex military, smuggling, one against many, fight scenes, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, provence, riviera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.8
 10K
Next of Kin (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Truman Gates, a Chicago cop, sets out to find his brother's killer. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself.
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, police investigation, murder, vengeance, crimes, crime, tough law enforcer, justice, gangsters, brother brother relationship, death of brother, complex characters ...
Time: 80s
Place: kentucky, chicago illinois, usa, appalachia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Out for a Kill (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An unsuspecting university professor is an unwitting accomplice in a foiled Chinese cocaine deal. Wrongly imprisoned, he escapes to take his revenge and prove his innocence.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, martial arts, frame up, prison, murder, gangsters, organized crime, vigilante, vengeance, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, paris france, hong kong, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.0
 7K
Stone Cold (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Joe Huff (Brian Bosworth) is a tough, loner cop with a flair for infiltrating dangerous biker gangs. The FBI blackmail Joe into an undercover operation that entails infiltrating "The Brotherhood" - a powerful Mississippi biker gang linked ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biker, undercover, fbi, drug dealing, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, investigation, gang, tough heroes, working undercover, vigilantism, partners ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new orleans, alabama, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 4K
The Hitman (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After surviving an attempt on his life by his former partner, officer Cliff Garrett (Norris) exacts revenge on those who wronged him by going undercover as a hit man. He works to gain the reputation and trust needed in order to be accepted by the ...
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, undercover, fighting crime, undercover cop, special agents, revenge, mafia, crimes, gang, working undercover, one man army ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Walking Tall: Lone Justice (2007)
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, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, fighting crime, partners against crime, gangsters, gang, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, special agents, danger, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, year 2007, 2000s
Place: dallas texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An assassin is shot at the altar by her ruthless employer, Bill and other members of their assassination circle – but 'The Bride' lives to plot her vengeance. Setting out for some payback, she makes a death list and hunts down those who ...
Style: exciting, tense, non-linear, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, one man army, mentor, dark humor, tough girl, dark hero, female warrior, organized crime, warrior, revenge, hate, master warrior ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s, 90s ...
Place: usa, asia, tokyo, japan, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The archetypical renegade Texas Ranger wages war against a drug kingpin with automatic weapons, his wits and martial arts after a gun battle leaves his partner dead. All of this inevitably culminates a martial arts showdown between the drug lord and ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, texas ranger, fbi, vengeance, one man army, law enforcement, crimes, special agents, danger, tough law enforcer, gang, lone wolves ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Crow: Salvation (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Alex Corvis returns to the world of the living to solve the murder of a young woman that he was wrongly accused of killing. Alex follows the crow into the police department's evidence room, where he discovers that Lauren was killed by a group ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: electric chair, good versus evil, supernatural, tragic hero, afterlife, murder, martial arts, vigilantism, false accusation, superhero, death, revenge ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 2000s
Place: salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Arthur Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him when his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Now he is forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best, make them look like ...
Style: tense, exciting, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: killer, hitman, criminal's revenge, chase, lone hero, lone wolves, crimes, murder, fight scenes, assassin, assassination, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, sydney australia, rio de janeiro, thailand, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.6
 3K
A Good Man (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After an illustrious special ops career ends in disaster, Alexander goes off the grid and attempts to lead a quiet life as a handyman at an apartment complex. But when one of his tenants and her family fall under the thumb of a Russian gangster, ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: heroes, ex special forces, gangsters, martial arts, one man army, save the day, deadly, gang, rivalry, danger, crimes, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: russia, eastern europe, romania, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%