Movies and TV shows like The Punisher 2017

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The Punisher (2017)
 8.5
 170K
The Punisher (2017)
Original name: Marvel's The Punisher
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, surreal, disturbing, suspense, harsh, intense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilante, violence, justice, vengeance, vigilantism, murder, gunfight, revenge, one man army, superhero, death, fight scenes, blood, violent, comics, brutality, gory, family, weapons, hacker, anti hero, gun, cia, torture, cia agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, new york

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Most similar movies to The Punisher

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, serious and realistic films and TV series with plots about crimes, violence, vigilante, vigilantism, murder, justice and vengeance mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Punisher: The Equalizer (2014), John Wick (2014), Punisher: War Zone (2008), The Boys (2019), Death Sentence (2007). 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 ⇓
91%
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 ⇓
100%
 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 ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, one man army, vengeance, vigilante, tough heroes, tough law enforcer, crimes, lone wolves, funeral, tragic hero, faked death, rage ...
Time: year 2003
Place: puerto rico, virginia, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.7
 145K
The Boys (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A group of vigilantes known informally as “The Boys” set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty.
Style: dark humor, tense, entertaining, satirical, bloody
Plot: superhero, super powers, vengeance, crimes, society, superheroine, murder, father son relationship, brutality, corruption, rivalry, investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 21K
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, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, mafia, murder, anti heroes, anti hero, heroes, superhero, crimes, crime, police officer, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ 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 ⇓
100%
 8.6
 348K
Daredevil (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 54 min.
Story: Lawyer-by-day Matt Murdock uses his heightened senses from being blinded as a young boy to fight crime at night on the streets of Hell’s Kitchen as Daredevil.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, vigilantism, secret identity, heroes, good versus evil, fighting crime, danger, superhuman powers, undercover, daredevil, lawyer, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 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 ⇓
100%
 7.8
 205K
Gotham (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Before there was Batman, there was GOTHAM. Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world's greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon's story and his ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, twists and turns, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: super villain, police detective, batman, corruption, mafia, police corruption, police station, crime, friendship, organized crime, crimes, gang war ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 320K
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, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, vengeance, kidnapping, justice, vigilante, vigilantism, mercenary, bodyguard, daring rescue, friendship, danger, diary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, justice, master criminal, murder, fighting the system, prison, twists & turns, crime, death, mind game, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 63K
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: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: vengeance, violence, death, revenge, crimes, vigilantism, homeless, haunted by the past, deadly, vigilante, life turned upside down, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 59K
Titans (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A team of young superheroes led by Nightwing (formerly Batman's first Robin) form to combat evil and other perils.
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero team, superhero, superheroine, secret identity, friendship, supernatural ability, danger, villain, road trip, fight scenes, teenage superhero, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Score to Settle (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A former mob enforcer who is released from prison after serving 22 years for a crime he didn't commit sets out on a path for revenge against the people who wronged him.
Style: rough, psychological, brutal, suspense, tense ...
Plot: master criminal, revenge, vengeance, crime, life is a bitch, justice, injustice, crimes, danger, brutality, twists & turns, death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.8
 8K
Condor (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Young CIA analyst Joe Turner has his idealism tested when he learns that the CIA has been using an algorithm he developed to spy on American citizens, leading the organization to a terrorist plot that threatens the lives of millions. Inspired by ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, investigation, government conspiracy, murder, political thriller, danger, crimes, dialogue, twists & turns, fight scenes, weapons, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.7
 10K
Deadly Class (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Follow a disillusioned teen recruited into a storied high school for assassins. Maintaining his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques, and his own adolescent uncertainties may prove fatal.
Style: brutal, bloody, atmospheric, dark
Plot: youth, danger, death, drugs, gang, private school, assassin, murderer, disciple, violence, teenager, boarding school ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.2
 384
Black Scorpion (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: Black Scorpion is an action-crime TV series that aired on the Sci-Fi Channel in 2001 and in Canada on Space in 2002. The series is based on two Roger Corman movies, Black Scorpion, and the sequel Black Scorpion II: Aftershock. The show focuses on a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superheroine, superhero, secret identity, female protagonist, superhuman powers, fighting crime, vigilantism, good versus evil, crimes, escapades, undercover, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 399K
Arrow (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: heroes, superhero, double life, fighting crime, vigilantism, undercover, martial arts, millionaire, rivalry, righting the wronged, masked vigilante, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
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 ⇓
27%
 6.8
 105K
Street Kings (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tom Ludlow is a disillusioned L.A. Police Officer, rarely playing by the rules and haunted by the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, serious, harsh, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, neo noir, violence, dirty cop, gunfight, police investigation, tough law enforcer, vigilantism, right and wrong, doubts and hesitations, undercover cop, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 34K
Death Wish (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, architect, murder, vigilante, police, vengeance, crimes, crime, violence spree, rivalry, fighting crime, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, honolulu hawaii, chicago illinois, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Arrow: Blood Rush (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 1 min.
Story: A six episode mini series broadcast online alongside Arrow. Felicity meets Roy and has a special mission for him.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, strong female presence, graphic violence, undercover, prodigy, urban, fighting crime, escapades, heroes, crimes, vigilantism, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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 ⇓
24%
 6.8
 7K
Mr. Majestyk (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Watermelon farmer Vince Majestyk (Charles Bronson) goes after the Mob, when they try to strong arm him to use their melon picking crew.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, talky, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, organized crime, one man army, neo noir, vengeance, danger, rivalry, gangsters, vigilante, violence, bullying, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Equalizer (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: The Equalizer is an American television series that ran for four seasons, initially on CBS, between 1985 and 1989. It stars Edward Woodward as a middle aged retired intelligence officer with a mysterious past who helps people in trouble. The show ...
Style: serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, anti heroes, anti hero, spy, vengeance, injustice, crimes, crime, tough heroes, rivalry, tough guy, neo noir ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
 32K
22 Bullets (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Charly Matteï has turned his back on his life as an outlaw. For the last three years, he's led a peaceful life devoting himself to his wife and two children. Then, one winter morning, he's left for dead in the parking garage in ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, mafia, shooting, chase, murder, hospital, left for dead, revenge, cemetery, crime, crimes, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.6
 3K
Revenger (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hell-bent on avenging the murder of his family, a former detective infiltrates a remote island that serves as a prison for vicious death row criminals.
Style: suspense, brutal, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, confined, prison, revenge, murderer, vigilantism, danger, retribution, vengeance, murder, violence, death of wife ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
River Runs Red (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When the son of a successful judge is killed by two police officers and the system sets them free, a hardened veteran detective finds some incriminating files on the officers and the judge teams up with another mourning father to take the law into ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspense
Plot: murder, police, vengeance, vigilantism, danger, justice, conspiracy, crimes, cover up, corruption, violence, gunfight
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.8
 2K
The Phantom (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Before Superman, Spider-Man, and Batman, there was The Phantom, the greatest legend in the annals of 20th century comic-book crime fighting. Now, the immortal superhero returns to strike terror in the hearts of villains around the world - and to ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: superhero, fighting crime, good versus evil, rivalry, secret identity, danger, adventure, escapades, heroic mission, undercover, vigilante, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, africa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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