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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, realistic, rough, intense, brutal, bloody, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revenge, vigilante, vigilantism, lone hero, one man army, superhero, tough guy, tough heroes, tragic hero, violence, tough law enforcer, lone wolves, hitman, crimes, torment, heroes, mafia, loss of loved one, loss of child, faked death, organized crime, rage, presumed dead, crime fighter ...
Time: year 2003
Place: puerto rico, florida, 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, rough, exciting and serious films with plots about blood, murder, gunfight, revenge, crimes, violence and gun mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Punisher: The Equalizer (2014), John Wick (2014), Nobody (2021), Punisher: War Zone (2008), Man on Fire (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, brutal, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, lone hero, one man army, corruption, hitman, gunfight, loner, assassin, fighting crime, tough heroes, ex soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, moscow russia, russia, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.4
 616K
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, neo noir, brutal, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, vigilante, revenge, one man army, gangsters, lone hero, gunfight, assassin, tough guy, killer, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.4
 236K
Nobody (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan, China
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hutch Mansell, a suburban dad, overlooked husband, nothing neighbor — a "nobody." When two thieves break into his home one night, Hutch's unknown long-simmering rage is ignited and propels him on a brutal path that will uncover dark ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, funny, suspenseful, brutal ...
Plot: one against many, martial arts, home invasion, vengeance, tough guy, one man army, gangsters, russian mafia, crimes, nightclub, assassin, family relations ...
Time: 2020s
Place: usa, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, brutal, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: one man army, superhero, dark hero, tough guy, vengeance, vigilantism, vigilante, revenge, tough heroes, brutality, violent, vanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.7
 360K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
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, suspense, brutal, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, revenge, vengeance, vigilantism, lone hero, vigilante, justice, mercenary, cia, child abduction, bodyguard, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 182K
The Crow (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
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, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, vengeance, goth, halloween, superhero, vigilantism, good versus evil, afterlife, vigilante, murder, back from the dead, justice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: michigan, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.0
 48K
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: suspense, harsh, emotional, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, lone hero, drug cartel, crimes, revenge, justice, gang, vigilantism, gangsters, corruption, violence, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, los angeles, usa, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 225K
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, violence, revenge, vengeance, superhero, fight scenes, vigilantism, one man army, gunfight, murder, violent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2010s
Place: new york, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 302K
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, sexy, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: lone hero, chase, tough guy, car chase, car, one man army, escapades, tough heroes, ex military, fight scenes, one against many, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, nice france, hong kong, europe, provence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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: tense, suspense, exciting, stylized, bloody ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: revenge, vengeance, martial arts, mentor, female protagonist, one man army, dark humor, dark hero, tough girl, organized crime, female warrior, warrior ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 80s, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: japan, tokyo, austin texas, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 52K
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, intense, harsh, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: island, survival, brutality, betrayal, death, death row, vengeance, chase, murder, last man standing, jungle, battles ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 107K
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, intense, brutal, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: lone hero, hitman, vengeance, revenge, police investigation, corruption, crimes, vigilantism, vigilante, justice, one man army, hotshot ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 161K
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: twists and turns, stylized, tense, clever, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, assassin, lone hero, loner, tough guy, mentor, martial arts, gangsters, revenge, mafia, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, chicago illinois, usa, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: twists and turns, tense, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, killer, assassin, lone hero, chase, fight scenes, tough guy, criminal's revenge, murder, lone wolves, crimes, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: thailand, rio de janeiro, australia, usa, southeast asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, Hong Kong, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: John Wick is forced out of retirement by a former associate looking to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to aid him, Wick travels to Rome and does battle against some of the world’s most dangerous ...
Style: suspense, tense, brutal, harsh, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, lone hero, one against many, assassin, one man army, tough guy, warrior, violence, revenge, bounty hunter, betrayal, gangsters ...
Time: 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ 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: sexy, unusual plot structure, neo noir, splatter, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, vigilante, vigilantism, hospital, gang, fight, murder, gunfight, drugs, gangsters, brutality, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 249K
Crank (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Professional assassin Chev Chelios learns his rival has injected him with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops.
Style: intense, exciting, humorous, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, hitman, tough heroes, revenge, dark humor, one man army, lone hero, gangsters, gunfight, nudity (full frontal - brief), poison, outdoor sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Marked for Death (1990)
Genre: Action, 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: suspense, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, aikido, murder, lone hero, vengeance, family, vigilante, violence, brutality, drug dealing, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, latin america, colombia, west indies ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: disturbing, suspense, stylized, brutal, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, revenge, vigilante, chase, murder, crimes, vengeance, gunfight, violence, death, brutality, violent ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new york, vietnam, new jersey, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fbi, texas ranger, vengeance, crimes, kung fu, law enforcement, special agents, confined, lone wolves, gang, fighting crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, austin texas, mexico, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: exploitation, robbery, vigilante, hitman, nudity (full frontal - brief), gangsters, heroes, vigilantism, graphic violence, sexual content, society, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.5
 4K
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, psychological ...
Plot: kidnapping, heroes, gangsters, ex special forces, martial arts, save the day, rivalry, gang, crimes, one man army, crime boss, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia, eastern europe, bucharest, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.1
 20K
In Hell (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man must survive a prison where hardened criminals battle to the death for the warden's entertainment.
Style: harsh, emotional, intense, brutal, stylized ...
Plot: prison, martial arts, revenge, fight, prison violence, gladiator, murder, redemption, vengeance, prison riot, prison life, warden ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, latin america, hong kong, california, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 374K
Face/Off (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: An antiterrorism agent goes under the knife to acquire the likeness of a terrorist and gather details about a bombing plot. When the terrorist escapes custody, he undergoes surgery to look like the agent so he can get close to the agent's ...
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, rough, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, fbi, master criminal, revenge, hidden identity, prison, special agents, arch villain, transformation, murder, violence, switching bodies ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, hong kong, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Crank: High Voltage (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Chelios faces a Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working.
Style: stylized, humorous, surreal, entertaining, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough guy, one man army, gangsters, crimes, lone hero, violence, gunfight, stripper, hitman, tough heroes, nudity (full frontal - brief), vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: neo noir, suspense, intense, brutal, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chinese mafia, organized crime, gangsters, police detective, culture clash, racism, sexually frustrated woman, sex scene, murder, violence, crimes, police corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, thailand, bangkok thailand, vietnam, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.3
 601
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: suspense, serious, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, murder, vigilantism, graphic violence, hostage, tough heroes, hitman, master criminal, track down, gangsters, criminal heroes, one man army ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Urban Justice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Seagal plays a man with a dark and violent past, who seeks revenge for the murder of his son.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, revenge, chase, investigation, murder, gangsters, martial arts, track down, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.6
 197K
Machete (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After being set-up and betrayed by the man who hired him to assassinate a Texas Senator, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss.
Style: brutal, stylized, humorous, harsh, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, mexican, machete, tough guy, female fighter, corruption, vengeance, hitman, priest, immigrants, nudity (full frontal - brief), sword fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: texas, mexico, usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Pistol Whipped (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Steven Seagal stars in this gritty, no-holds barred action film as an elite ex-cop with a gambling problem and a mountain of debt. When a mysterious man offers to clear his debts in exchange for the assassination of the city's most notorious ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gambling, murder, spy, debt, dishonesty, downfall, crimes, life is a bitch, introspection, redemption, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%