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El Chicano (2018)
 5.3
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El Chicano (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A pair of twin brothers from East L.A. choose to live their lives differently and end up on opposite sides of the law.
Style: captivating, dark, suspense, suspenseful, intense
Plot: vigilantism, one man army, disguise, masked vigilante, crimes, vengeance, fighting the system, injustice, life is a bitch, graphic violence, freedom, danger, haunted by the past, society, determination, dark hero, mysterious character, revenge, moral ambiguity, superhero

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense and realistic films with plots about crimes, revenge, vengeance, rivalry, murder, deadly and danger mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like El Chicano: Satyameva Jayate (2018), V for Vendetta (2005), The Assignment (2016), Villain (2020), Brotherhood of Death (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Satyameva Jayate (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: DCP Shivansh has been tasked to catch Vir, the man behind police killings in the city. Both are eventually against the same enemy but divided by a fine line, the law.
Style: intense, exciting, stylized, philosophical, suspenseful
Plot: police, police corruption, serial killer, corruption, vigilante, police officer, revenge, mysterious character, moral ambiguity, life is a bitch, protest, one man army ...
Place: mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 8.1
 1.1M
V for Vendetta (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as 'V' conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When 'V' rescues a young woman from the secret police, he ...
Style: captivating, futuristic, intense, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, anti hero, vengeance, freedom, distopia, rebellion, future dystopia, society, vigilantism, mysterious character, revenge ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
The Assignment (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ace assassin Frank Kitchen is double crossed by gangsters and falls into the hands of rogue surgeon known as The Doctor who turns him into a woman. The hitman, now a hitwoman, sets out for revenge, aided by a nurse named Johnnie who also has secrets.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, intense
Plot: revenge, hitman, assassin, interrogation, massacre, confession, gender bending, gangsters, femme fatale, danger, vigilantism, crimes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, las vegas, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.8
 2K
Villain (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After 10 years, Eddie Franks is out of prison and trying to stay on the straight and narrow, but his drug-mule brother, Sean has other ideas. Rival gangster brothers demand Sean repay his debt to them, causing Eddie to get tangled in the crossfire, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, disturbing, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, family, danger, rivalry, escapades, murder, violence, police, society, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Brotherhood of Death (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of Black soldiers are home from the war and head to a small Southern town. The town is dominated by a group of Klansmen who keep the Black majority from voting or being treated like human beings. However, these newcomers convince the local ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, vietnam war, racism, revenge, ku klux klan, interracial relations, vengeance, injustice, social decay, rivalry, deadly, rebellion ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: twist ending, surprise ending, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: vengeance, master criminal, justice, vigilantism, fighting the system, murder, mind game, prison, injustice, perfect crime, death, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Back in the U.S.S.R. (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: During Gorbachev's perestroika, a Chicago student, visits Moscow while the Soviet Union is changing from Communist to Wild West capitalist society. Purely by bad luck, he becomes a pawn in a dangerous cat and mouse game for a precious icon.
Style: captivating, tense, entertaining, suspense, cynical
Plot: vengeance, danger, crimes, corruption, dishonesty, escapades, life is a bitch, culture clash, violence, betrayal, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
 246
The Bad Son (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The women in a Seattle serial killer's life often had an unpleasant way of turning up dead - from his girlfriend to his mother-in-law to his second wife. The police and FBI knew who the killer was, but were never prepared to face a bizarre ...
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, injustice, parents and children, life is a bitch, danger, murder, mother son relationship, deadly, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, exciting, suspenseful, rough, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: one man army, dark hero, tough guy, vengeance, tough heroes, vigilantism, vanity, vigilante, escapades, crimes, rivalry, superhero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Lady Bloodfight (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jane is a beautiful but troubled American girl backpacking through Japan, when her raw street fighting skills draw the attention of Oshima, Japanese karate champion, who recruits and trains her to fight in the vicious, all-female, underground ...
Style: tense, captivating, intense, suspense
Plot: martial arts tournament, revenge, martial arts, gambling, women fight, mentor, brutality, mentor protege relationship, human spirit, danger, determination, crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, brutality, loss of son, haunted by the past, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Wrong Side of Town (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ex-Navy Seal Bobby Kalinowski lives a quiet, peaceful life as a landscape architect in an LA suburb with his wife Dawn and 16 year old daughter Brianna. Tonight they are invited out for an evening on the town by new neighbors clay and Elise Freeman ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, survival, dishonesty, danger, revenge, kidnapping, nightclub owner, self defense, architect, abduction, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
 648
The Gladiator (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A road warrior vigilante avenges his brother's death at the hands of a crazy motorist by using his souped-up pickup to apprehend drunken drivers and others who abuse their driving privileges.
Style: tense, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilante, tough law enforcer, chases and races, lone wolves, danger, law enforcement, heroes, obsessive quest, deadly, crimes, fugitives ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 5K
Best Seller (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hit man Cleve approaches writer/cop Dennis about a story for his next book: How Cleve made a living, working for one of the most powerful politicians in the country. To get the story right, they travel around the country to gather statements and ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: murder, heist, hitman, psychopath, police detective, serial killer, crimes, vengeance, writer's life, danger, mind game, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, california, oregon, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Power of Few (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Spies, cops and armed children cross paths on a day of danger, mystery and possible transformation. Five unusual characters are unknowingly connected to an extraordinary smuggling operation, as religious conspiracy collides with urban crime.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, crimes, mystery, religions or cults, escapades, drugs/alcohol, medicine, multiple storylines, danger, collision, graphic violence, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, honolulu hawaii, tucson arizona, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.2
 341
Officer Down (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A policewoman unwittingly puts her family in danger when she uncovers corruption in her department.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, fighting the system, uncover truth, law enforcement, danger, rivalry, deadly, crimes, vengeance, police corruption, vigilantism, cop as target ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Illegal Tender (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After the gangsters who killed his father come to settle a score, a teenage boy and his mother turn the tables on the killers - one Latino family's quest for honor and revenge as the hunted become the hunters.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, pregnancy, haunted by the past, gang, crimes, rivalry, drug dealing, vigilantism, revenge, murder, death of father, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: puerto rico, usa, latin america, bronx new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 3.8
 482
Unbound (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Julius Fonteneau has decided to take the law into his own hands after his daughter has gone missing. His only friend supports him while his wife resents him and the police are growing suspicious of his intentions. He must determine right from wrong ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, revenge, husband wife relationship, kidnapping, violence, psycho killer, deception, blood, dishonesty, vigilante, vigilantism, justice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Anna: Born to Lead (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 179 min.
Story: A mafia don sends his son out of the country because he doesn't want even a shadow of his life falling on him. Destiny wills otherwise. The son makes an innocuous trip to Mumbai to visit his dad. And ends up filling his father's large ...
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: fight for justice, mafia, politics, vigilantism, revenge, fight, leader, violence, crime boss, rivalry, brutality, death ...
Time: year 1988
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.6
 630
Blame (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of young vigilantes seeking revenge for a sexual betrayal fall far from grace. When the truth is out they find themselves on the dark side of justice.
Style: disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: vengeance, assassination attempt, crimes, injustice, village, haunted by the past, rivalry, danger, crime gone awry, life is a bitch, piano lesson, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.6
 2K
Already Dead (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Thomas Archer's happy & successful life is all but ruined following a horrific attack he is presented with a perfect opportunity to exact physical revenge upon the man who caused all his grief. However the immediate consequences of ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: grief, vengeance, vigilantism, crimes, dishonesty, life is a bitch, family problems, couple relations, loss of son, revenge, death, missing child ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
An Innocent Man (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and the officers frame him as a drug dealer. Rainwood is ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, police corruption, false accusation, frame up, gang, drug dealing, vengeance, crimes, law enforcement, prison life, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
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: exciting, tense, non-linear, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, one man army, mentor, dark humor, tough girl, dark hero, revenge, female warrior, organized crime, warrior, hate, master warrior ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, asia, tokyo, japan, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.7
 933
One on One (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On May 9th, a female high school student was brutally murdered. There are 7 suspects and 7 shadows that terrorize them. Who are they and which one of them is you?
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: murder, vigilantism, danger, crimes, rivalry, vengeance, terrorist group, investigation, suspect, group of friends, strong violent content, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 66K
Dead Man Down (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In New York City, a crime lord's right-hand man is seduced by a woman seeking retribution.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, blackmail, criminal's revenge, gangsters, mob boss, crime lord, crime, crimes, mysterious woman, enemy, right hand man, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Driven to Kill (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Russia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A former Russian mobster named Ruslan, who is now a crime novelist, returns home and discovers his daughter is marrying his arch nemesis. His past also comes back to haunt him when his family is threatened. Hungry for justice, Ruslan returns to the ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, exciting, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, vengeance, crimes, danger, rivalry, haunted by the past, vigilantism, family relations, heroes, one man army, martial arts, russian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ 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, 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 ⇓
27%
The Star Chamber (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: hitman, vigilantism, judge, crimes, crime, murder, idealism, vengeance, political corruption, conspiracy, secret society, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 46K
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: lone hero, vengeance, crimes, drug cartel, tough law enforcer, graphic violence, police officer, cocaine, machismo, vigilantism, organized crime, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, los angeles, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%