Movies like Death Wish

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Death Wish (2018)
 6.3
 66K
Death Wish (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A mild-mannered father is transformed into a killing machine after his family is torn apart by a violent act.
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending, neo noir, controversial, ambiguous ending, reboot
Plot: vigilante, dark hero, father daughter relationship, criminal, vigilantism, police, death of wife, murder investigation, betrayal, justice, moral dilemma, danger, vengeance, violence, brutality, united states of america, policewoman, murder, police investigation, mercilessness, therapy, attempted robbery, revenge motive, loss of spouse, gun violence ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, united states

Most similar movies to Death Wish

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out neo noir, suspense, surprise ending and suspenseful films with plots about shot to death, shot in the chest, murder, blood, gunfight, violence and death mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Death Wish: Peppermint (2018), The Equalizer 2 (2018), I Am Wrath (2016), Hard to Kill (1990), Death Sentence (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 60K
Peppermint (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A grieving mother transforms herself into a vigilante following the murders of her husband and daughter, eluding the authorities to deliver her own personal brand of justice.
Style: exciting, brutal, rough, suspense, neo noir ...
Plot: vigilante, female martial artist, drug cartel, justice, corruption, police corruption, murder, fighting the system, loss of child, female protagonist, one woman army, revenge ...
Time: 2010s, year 2012, year 2017
Place: los angeles, united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.7
 140K
The Equalizer 2 (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Robert McCall returns to deliver his special brand of vigilante justice -- but how far will he go when it's someone he loves?
Style: suspense, neo noir, ambiguous ending, surprise ending
Plot: cia, revenge, murder, vigilantism, rape, hostage, kidnapping, martial arts, loner, warrior, unlikely hero, ex military ...
Time: 2010s
Place: brussels belgium, boston, brussels, istanbul turkey, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 14K
I Am Wrath (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man is out for justice after a group of corrupt police officers are unable to catch his wife's killer.
Style: tense, exciting, suspense, bleak, neo noir ...
Plot: revenge, murder, police corruption, brutality, violence, danger, dark hero, sociopath, paranoia, street shootout, corrupt politician, hairdresser ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 37K
Death Wish (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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, serious, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, architect, murder, vigilante, police, vengeance, crimes, crime, violence spree, obsession, fighting crime, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, arizona, honolulu hawaii, tucson arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.9
 14K
Death Wish 3 (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Paul Kersey returns to New York to visit his friend Charley, who lives in one of the worst parts of New York City. But when Paul arrives at Charley's apartment, he finds Charley dying after a vicious beating by a gang led by Manny Fraker, and ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, gang, vigilante, sniper, chaos, police, rocket launcher, anti hero, anti heroes, one man army, hospital, one against many ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
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 ⇓
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%
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Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paul Kersey is back at working vigilante justice when when his fiancée, Olivia, has her business threatened by mobsters
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, one man army, vigilante, gangsters, revenge, psychopath, heroes, murder, model, one against many, police, fashion show ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Street Fighters (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: New York City factory worker Eddie Marino (Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for JACKIE BROWN) is a solid citizen and regular guy, until the day a sadistic street gang brutally assaults his wife and murders his child. But when a corrupt judge sets the ...
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, gang, drug dealing, gangsters, psychopath, injustice, vengeance, factory, social decay, prison, home invasion, vigilante ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 14K
6 Bullets (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary known for finding missing children is hired by a mixed martial arts fighter whose daughter has been kidnapped.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: child prostitute, danger, child in peril, kidnapping, daring rescue, crime, crimes, missing child, organized crime, father son relationship, tough guy, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Acts of Violence (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When his fiancee is kidnapped by human traffickers, Roman and his ex-military brothers set out to track her down and save her before it is too late. Along the way, Roman teams up with Avery, a cop investigating human trafficking and fighting the ...
Style: tense, disturbing, exciting, intense, surprise ending ...
Plot: human trafficking, abduction, murder, police, brother brother relationship, vigilantism, post traumatic stress disorder, kidnapping, criminal, stripper, gangsters, shield ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ohio, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 26K
Fire with Fire (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A fireman takes an unexpected course of action when a man whom he's been ordered to testify against – after being held up at a local convenience store – threatens him.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, firemen, witness protection, vigilantism, murder, danger, police detective, u.s. marshal, rescue, vengeance, crimes, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new orleans, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.0
 11K
First Kill (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A police chief tries to solve a kidnapping that involves a bank robber holding a young boy hostage.
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, danger, rescue, conspiracy, betrayal, fight, brutality, fear, murder, police corruption, money, chief of police ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 15K
Death Wish II (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, realistic, suspenseful, rough, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, rape, vigilante, murder, hospital, one man army, one against many, surveillance, police, anti hero, anti heroes, gang rape ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 85K
Harry Brown (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.
Style: tense, bleak, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, gang, loneliness, investigation, widower, crimes, vengeance, loss of friend, incompetent police, deadly, vigilante ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 59K
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, evidence, injury, self defense ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 28K
The Informer (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In New York, former convict Pete Koslow, related to the Polish mafia, must deal with both Klimek the General, his ruthless boss, and the twisted ambitions of two federal agents, as he tries to survive and protect the lives of his loved ones…
Style: suspense, suspenseful, thought provoking, psychological, rough ...
Plot: prison, organized crime, violence, undercover, danger, police, brutality, murder, ex convict, prison gang, dishonesty, hopes ...
Time: 2010s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Exterminator 2 (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The flamethrower-wielding vigilante John Eastland returns to rid New York of a drug lord and his gang.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, cult film, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, danger, murder, vigilantism, exploitation, revenge, vigilante, flamethrower, good versus evil, buddies, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Code of Honor (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Colonel Robert Sikes is on a mission to rid his city of crime. As a stealthy, one-man assault team, he will take on street gangs, mobsters, and politicians with extreme prejudice until his mission is complete. His former protégé, William Porter, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, rough, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: murder, brutality, danger, anti hero, sociopath, anti heroes, gangsters, fbi agent, chase, aikido, ex special forces, tough guy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 ⇓
31%
 5.6
 31K
Sleepless (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Undercover Las Vegas police officer Vincent Downs is caught in a high stakes web of corrupt cops and the mob-controlled casino underground. When a heist goes wrong, a crew of homicidal gangsters kidnaps Downs’ teenage son. In one sleepless night ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Plot: organized crime, kidnapping, police corruption, undercover cop, robbery, rescue, brutality, father son relationship, race against time, police detective, tough cop, betrayal ...
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 18K
Black and Blue (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Exposure follows a rookie Detroit African-American female cop who stumbles upon corrupt officers who are murdering a drug dealer, an incident captured by her body cam. They pursue her through the night in an attempt to destroy the footage, but to ...
Style: suspense, tense, bleak, slang, surprise ending ...
Plot: drug lord, rookie, police, police corruption, danger, criminal gang, organized crime, policewoman, corrupt cop, police chase, mercilessness, justice ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new orleans, detroit, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 61K
Cold Pursuit (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Norway, China, Canada, USA, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Nels Coxman's quiet life comes crashing down when his beloved son dies under mysterious circumstances. His search for the truth soon becomes a quest for revenge as he seeks coldblooded justice against a drug lord and his inner circle.
Style: suspense, semi serious, suspenseful, harsh, neo noir ...
Plot: snow, drug dealer, drug cartel, vigilante, vigilantism, loss of loved one, skiing, revenge, cleaner, life turned upside down, hate, police investigation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: colorado, denver colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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 ⇓
31%
 5.7
 13K
Point Blank (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A nurse is forced to spring a wounded murder suspect from the hospital when the man’s brother kidnaps his pregnant wife and wants to make a trade.
Style: captivating, tense, bleak, brutal, remake of french film ...
Plot: ambulance, anger, conspiracy, criminal, paranoia, organized crime, betrayal, chase, escape, gang, corruption, pregnant woman ...
Time: 2010s
Place: cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 98K
Den of Thieves (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, police brutality, fbi, divorce, car chase, tough guy, police, chase, police detective, money, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 108K
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, one man army, hostages, fbi, crimes, small town, rescue, hostage situation, family problems, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 ⇓
31%
Original Gangstas (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A violent street gang, the Rebels, rule the streets of Gary, Indiana. The Rebels shoot Marvin Bookman, a store-keeper, for giving the police information about a drive-by shooting they committed. Marvin's son, former NFL star John who created ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vigilantism, vigilante, murder, profanity, heroes, gang violence, gunfight, hand to hand combat, fistfight, drive by shooting, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%