Movies like The Punisher

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The Punisher (2004)
 6.4
 147K
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, realistic, intense, rough, brutal, reboot, comic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, one man army, vengeance, vigilante, tough heroes, tough law enforcer, crimes, lone wolves, funeral, tragic hero, faked death, rage, smuggling, fighting crime, superhero, loss of loved one, torment, loss of child, tough guy, violence, mafia, anti heroes, anti hero, presumed dead, hitman ...
Time: year 2003
Place: puerto rico, miami, virginia

Most similar movies to The Punisher

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, rough and exciting films with plots about murder, vengeance, violence, blood, gunfight, crimes and revenge mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Punisher: The Equalizer (2014), John Wick (2014), A Man Apart (2003), The Condemned (2007), Punisher: War Zone (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 320K
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, rough, brutal, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, one man army, vigilantism, lone hero, gunfight, fighting crime, lone wolves, tough heroes, heroes, crimes, corruption, ex soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 509K
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, dark hero, vigilante, gangsters, criminal's revenge, gunfight, lone hero, tough guy, violence spree, professional killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.1
 44K
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: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, tough law enforcer, cocaine, vigilantism, organized crime, drug cartel, fighting crime, crime, danger, tough heroes, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, los angeles, usa, california, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.0
 50K
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, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: island, chase, jungle, betrayal, brutality, last man standing, battles, battle, death row, survival, surveillance, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
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, rough, suspenseful, exciting, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: one man army, dark hero, superhero, vigilantism, vanity, vengeance, tough guy, vigilante, tough heroes, rivalry, crimes, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, gang, fighting crime, deadly, gory, tough heroes, danger, drug dealing, crimes, violence spree, crime, lone wolves ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, martial arts, gangsters, drug dealing, murder, danger, vengeance, revenge, lone hero, crimes, crime, family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, caribbean, jamaica, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 170K
The Punisher (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: A former Marine out to punish the criminals responsible for his family's murder finds himself ensnared in a military conspiracy.
Style: brutal, bloody, exciting, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilante, violence, justice, vengeance, vigilantism, murder, gunfight, revenge, one man army, superhero, death, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
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, serious, suspenseful, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, violence, vengeance, homecoming, vietnam veteran, death wish, human nature, rivalry, crimes, crime, buddies ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, mexico, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 57K
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: realistic, serious, suspense, twists and turns, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vigilante, vigilantism, vengeance, loss of loved one, corpse, crimes, crime, tragic event, suspicion, injury, evidence, tunnel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 162K
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, suspenseful, exciting, rough, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: halloween, vengeance, vigilantism, afterlife, supernatural, dark fantasy, goth, superhero, vigilante, murder, dark hero, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 68K
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, violence, murder, tragic event, justice, crimes, character change, loss of son, haunted by the past, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, violence, chase, murder, police investigation, revenge, vengeance, gory, crimes, deadly, fighting the system ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, new york, usa, asia, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, sheriff, danger, vengeance, small town, corruption, revenge, police corruption, fighting crime, law enforcement, honest law enforcer, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 8K
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, suspenseful, serious, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, police corruption, gangsters, police investigation, danger, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, machismo, murder, one against many, undercover, gang war ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, usa, bangkok thailand, beijing china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.0
 7K
Stone Cold (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 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: rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biker, undercover, fbi, drug dealing, gang, investigation, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, rivalry, partners, fighting crime, working undercover ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mississippi, alabama, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Year of the Dragon (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In New York, racist Capt. Stanley White becomes obsessed with destroying a Chinese-American drug ring run by Joey Tai, an up-and-coming young gangster as ambitious as he is ruthless. While pursuing an unauthorized investigation, White grows ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chinese mafia, gangsters, police detective, racism, crimes, crime, police corruption, lone wolves, violence spree, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.8
 27K
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: coma, vengeance, martial arts, murder, danger, hospital, corrupt official, intrigue, against the odds, crime, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1990, year 1983, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 9K
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, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, police investigation, murder, vengeance, crimes, crime, tough law enforcer, justice, gangsters, brother brother relationship, death of brother, one against many ...
Time: 80s
Place: kentucky, chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.4
 3K
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: realistic, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, martial arts, undercover, fighting crime, undercover cop, special agents, revenge, mafia, crimes, working undercover, gang ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.3
 484
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, rough, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, drug abuse, crime, special agents, heroes, crimes, criminal's revenge, lone wolves, one man army, good versus evil, drug dealing, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico, las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Slaughter's Big Rip-Off (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Vigilante Slaughter comes under attack from Duncan, a local money launderer whose hit-man traps Slaughter in a car at a cliff, but Slaughter escapes, arms himself, and goes after Duncan's hideout.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, vigilantism, nudity (full frontal - brief), gangsters, robbery, hitman, vigilante, sex, vengeance, society, sexual content, graphic violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ 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: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, one man army, texas ranger, fbi, vengeance, law enforcement, gang, special agents, lone wolves, fighting crime, danger, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: electric chair, afterlife, murder, supernatural, false accusation, good versus evil, death, death row, tragic hero, dark hero, vengeance, fighting crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.4
 3K
Renegades (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Buster McHenry (Sutherland) is as an undercover agent for the police. His mission involves him in a robbery. Buster gets shot but Hank Storm (Phillips), an Indian, helps Buster. Since Hank wants a spear in the possession of the criminals that Buster ...
Style: serious, rough, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police corruption, heist, gangsters, undercover, law enforcement, vengeance, partners against crime, reluctant partners, crime, crimes, chases and races, working undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, canada, 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, gangsters, murder, prison, martial arts, law enforcement, vengeance, criminal's revenge, drug abuse, dishonesty, deadly, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, hong kong, new york, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 2K
Contraband (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cigarette smugglers in Naples run into problems with cocaine operations being set up by a rival smuggler. Full of violence, including a women's face being burned off with a blow torch and a graphic rape scene.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, chase, gangsters, violence, track down, law enforcement, drug dealing, rivalry, gang, crimes, life is a bitch, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, napoli italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.4
 104K
The Jackal (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Hired by a powerful member of the Russian mafia to avenge an FBI sting that left his brother dead, the perfectionist Jackal proves an elusive target for the men charged with the task of bringing him down: a deputy FBI boss and a former IRA terrorist.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination attempt, kgb, chase, fbi, trap, cold war, gangsters, vengeance, hidden identity, crimes, lone wolves ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, virginia, moscow russia, washington d.c., london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.6
 105K
Hostage (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When a mafia accountant is taken hostage on his beat, a police officer – wracked by guilt from a prior stint as a negotiator – must negotiate the standoff, even as his own family is held captive by the mob.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, hostage negotiator, hostages, fbi, crimes, small town, rescue, hostage situation, crime gone awry, one man army, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.0
 4K
The Package (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A courier for a local crime lord must deliver a mysterious package while being chased by a horde of unusual gangsters.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, crime lord, crimes, chases and races, tough heroes, danger, organized crime, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, hostage, deception, delivery man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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