Movies and TV shows like The Punisher

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The Punisher (2017)
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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, exciting, bloody, harsh, intense, tense, surreal, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vigilante, violence, superhero, revenge, vigilantism, vengeance, murder, comics, violent, blood, death, justice, gory, brutality, one man army, fight scenes, family, weapons, gunfight, gun
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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Most similar movies to The Punisher

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, exciting and stylized films and TV series with plots about crimes, murder, rivalry, violence, vengeance, brutality and death mostly in Action, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Punisher: John Wick (2014), Daredevil (2015), Death Sentence (2007), The Equalizer (2014), Luke Cage (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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John Wick (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.
Style: serious, stylized, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, one man army, gangsters, criminal's revenge, righteous rage, russian mafia, murder, violence spree, widower, dark hero, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
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100%
 8.7
 315K
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, realistic, stylized
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, vigilantism, good versus evil, secret identity, lawyer, danger, fighting crime, crimes, superhuman powers, heroes, daredevil, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 66K
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, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, gang, revenge, murder, hospital, semiautomatic pistol, justice, crime, tragic event, police officer killed, extreme violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 297K
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: suspense, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, lone hero, fighting crime, lone wolves, vigilante, corruption, righting the wronged, organized crime, crime, tough heroes, gory, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.7
 20K
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: vigilante, mafia, revenge, vigilantism, crime, police officer, superhero, murder, fighting crime, gangsters, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 102K
Luke Cage (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Given superstrength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire.
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, master villain, superhuman powers, good versus evil, save the day, danger, fighting crime, crimes, escapades, african american, violence, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Punisher: War Zone (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, vigilantism, aerial shot, fbi, flare, military dress uniform, vanity, gory, one man army, murder of a policewoman, disfigurement, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 102K
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: tense, serious, twists and turns, harsh, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, violence, dirty cop, police investigation, tough law enforcer, twists & turns, right and wrong, doubts and hesitations, undercover cop, corruption, police, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 8.1
 33K
Titans (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: suspenseful, tense, captivating, exciting, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero team, superheroine, superhero, secret identity, villain, friendship, supernatural ability, road trip, fight scenes, possessed girl, brutality, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.7
 375K
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: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, heroes, fighting crime, undercover, double life, vigilantism, millionaire, righting the wronged, masked vigilante, rivalry, martial arts, young man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 26K
Knight Rider (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Michael Long, an undercover police officer, is shot while investigating a case and left for dead by his assailants. He is rescued by Wilton Knight, a wealthy, dying millionaire and inventor who arranges life-saving surgery, including a new face and ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, tense, touching ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: a.i., fighting crime, car chase, chases and races, adventure, lone hero, talking car, heroic mission, working undercover, armored vehicle, partners, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: serious, stylized, twists and turns, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, fighting crime, urban, escapades, heroes, prodigy, vigilantism, crimes, rivalry, undercover, violence, blonde woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
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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: serious, stylized, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, superheroine, secret identity, crime, female protagonist, female police officer, based on movie, vigilante, police officer, dirty cop, superhuman powers, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 42K
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: crimes, vengeance, tough law enforcer, vigilantism, cocaine, organized crime, crime, fighting crime, revenge, tough heroes, danger, tragic hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, california, latin america, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
 58K
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, revenge, homeless, neo-noir, vigilantism, gory, drifter, violence spree, crimes, deadly, rivalry, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.9
 271K
The Flash (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen ...
Style: exciting, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, crimes, heroes, speed, time travel, save the world, superhuman speed, save the day, supernatural power, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.7
 305K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Mexico
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, vengeance, daring rescue, lone hero, vigilantism, friendship, mercenary, danger, justice, bodyguard, diary, cia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 6K
Powers (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, are assigned to investigate cases involving people with superhuman abilities, referred to as “Powers.” Set amidst today’s paparazzi culture, Powers asks the questions, what if the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, superhero, superhuman powers, fighting crime, law enforcement, life is a bitch, youth, danger, destiny, rivalry, heroes, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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3% (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 49 min.
Story: In a future where the elite inhabit an island paradise far from the crowded slums, you get one chance to join the 3% saved from squalor.
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, exciting, suspense
Plot: rivalry, life is a bitch, society, danger, murder, vengeance, culture clash, crimes, violence, death, dishonesty, redemption ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Marvel's Cloak & Dagger (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Two teenagers from very different backgrounds awaken to newly acquired superpowers which mysteriously link them to one another.
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, superheroine, teenager, youth, super strength, friendship, supernatural, teleportation, vengeance, justice, investigation, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.1
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Pagan Peak (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 43 min.
Story: When a gruesomely staged body is found, propped up on a mountain pass in the Alps close to the German-Austrian border, two detectives are sent to investigate. For German detective Ellie, this is the first real challenge of her career; her Austrian ...
Style: rough, suspense, bleak, suspenseful, tense
Plot: murder, danger, death, violence, runaway, chase, revenge, brutality, abduction, life philosophy, vengeance, crimes ...
Place: germany, austria, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 30K
22 Bullets (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: serious, tense, suspenseful, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, shooting, chase, revenge, violence, murder, left for dead, hospital, cemetery, crime, brutality, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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 ⇓
31%
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 8.6
 96K
The Night Of (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.
Style: serious, tense, suspense, dark, bleak ...
Plot: murder, crime, investigation, justice, secrets, vengeance, violent, plot twist, lawyer, corruption, drugs, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Into the Badlands (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: In a land controlled by feudal barons, a great warrior and a young boy embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment. A genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West.
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, warrior, adventure, murder, danger, rivalry, death, chase, vengeance, blood, fantasy world ...
Place: feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 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 ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, psychological, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, childhood trauma, violence, criminal, troubled teen, vigilante, vengeance, boxing gym, pimp, vigilantism, haunted by the past, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.5
 25K
24 (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Former federal agent Jack Bauer confronts African dictator Benjamin Juma, whose forces have been ordered to capture the children Bauer oversees for malicious military training.
Style: clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: heroes, redemption, special agents, race against time, chases and races, danger, daring rescue, politics, political unrest, tough heroes, dishonesty, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.7
 10K
Lady Snowblood (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Yuki's family is nearly wiped out before she is born due to the machinations of a band of criminals. These criminals kidnap and brutalize her mother but leave her alive. Later her mother ends up in prison with only revenge to keep her alive. ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, vengeance, murder, assassination, samurai, martial arts, gory, good versus evil, female killer, hanging, vigilantism, master warrior ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.1
 22K
Chicago P.D. (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A riveting police drama about the men and women of the Chicago Police Department's District 21 who put it all on the line to serve and protect their community. District 21 is made up of two distinctly different groups: the uniformed cops who ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, police, crime investigation, crimes, policewoman, partners, sergeant, arrest, victim, shooting, rookie, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Man from Nowhere (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: His only friend called him 'the man from nowhere'... Taesik, a former special agent becomes a loner after losing his wife in a miserable accident and lives a bitter life running a pawnshop. He only has a few customers and a friend named ...
Style: brutal, serious, emotional, intense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, gang, daring rescue, martial arts, missing child, drug lord, fist fighting, crimes, rivalry, master warrior, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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