Movies like The Boondock Saints

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The Boondock Saints (1999)
 7.8
 213K
The Boondock Saints (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: With a God-inspired moral obligation to act against evil, twin brothers Conner and Murphy set out to rid Boston of criminals. However, rather than working within the system, these Irish Americans decide to take swift retribution into their own hands.
Style: twists and turns, rough, serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, bad taste humour, bilingual, surprise ending, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, irish, siblings relations, violence spree, shooting, mafia, crime, pager, russian mafia, police station, masturbation, russian, fbi, racial slur, corpse, criminal heroes, murderous pair, twin brother, chases and races, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners, vigilante, organized crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa

Most similar movies to The Boondock Saints

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, violence, brutality, revenge, murder, vengeance and blood mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Boondock Saints: Payback (1999), Street Kings (2008), Taken (2008), The Equalizer (2014), Death Sentence (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Skillfully framed by an unknown enemy for the murder of a priest, wanted vigilante MacManus brothers Murphy and Connor must come out of hiding on a sheep farm in Ireland to fight for justice in Boston.
Style: serious, rough, stylized, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, revenge, irish, sheep, friendship, murder, crime, priest, murderous pair, violence spree, siblings relations, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s
Place: boston, ireland, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.1
 122K
Payback (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, rough, clever, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, vengeance, betrayal, money, neo noir, criminal, heroin, mafia, robbery, crime, trap, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 101K
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 ⇓
100%
 7.8
 526K
Taken (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While vacationing with a friend in Paris, an American girl is kidnapped by a gang of human traffickers intent on selling her into forced prostitution. Working against the clock, her ex-spy father must pull out all the stops to save her. But with his ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, entertaining, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, one man army, vigilantism, chase, rescue, daring rescue, danger, car chase, young woman, track down, human trafficking, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, arc de triomphe paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 279K
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, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, fighting crime, lone wolves, vigilante, righting the wronged, corruption, tough heroes, lone hero, vigilantism, heroes, organized crime, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 65K
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, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, gang, revenge, murder, hospital, semiautomatic pistol, justice, crime, tragic event, repayment, police officer killed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.9
 10K
Brother 2 (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Arriving in Moscow, Chechen veteran Danila (Sergei Bodrov Jr) meets Konstantin, an old friend who tells him that his twin brother has been forced into signing a crooked contract with a US ice hockey team. Soon after this meeting, Danila discovers ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, bloody ...
Plot: crimes, anti heroes, crime, uncover truth, organized crime, russian, mafia, vengeance, one man army, who done it, anti hero, brutality ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.7
 8K
Next of Kin (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Truman Gates, a Chicago cop, sets out to find his brother's killer. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, murder, crime, tough law enforcer, vigilantism, gangsters, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, good versus evil, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, prison, vigilante, jail, rape, police, murder, revenge, drug dealing, factory, vigilantism, social decay ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.4
 5K
Kite (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the groundbreaking, cult classic anime, KITE tells the story of Sawa, a young woman living in a corrupt society where crime and gangs terrorize the streets. When Sawa's mother and policeman father are found victims of a grisly double ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: violence, drugs/alcohol, vengeance, young heroes, girls with guns, vigilantism, tough girl, female killer, haunted by the past, betrayal, organized crime, woman kills a man ...
Time: near future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 49K
Magnum Force (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: "Dirty" Harry Callahan is a San Francisco Police Inspector on the trail of a group of rogue cops who have taken justice into their own hands. When shady characters are murdered one after another in grisly fashion, only Dirty Harry can stop ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, police corruption, investigation, crime, police brutality, machismo, police investigation, loss of friend, robbery, tough law enforcer, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, vengeance, gang, gory, lone wolves, drug dealing, fighting crime, crime, crimes, danger, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.0
 21K
Rage (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When the Russian mob kidnaps the daughter of a reformed criminal, he rounds up his old crew and seeks his own brand of justice.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, russian mafia, kidnapping, vengeance, crimes, haunted by the past, rivalry, gangsters, track down, violence spree, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 8K
Coffy (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After her younger sister gets involved in drugs and is severely injured by contaminated heroin, a nurse sets out on a mission of vengeance and vigilante justice, killing drug dealers, pimps, and mobsters who cross her path.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, vengeance, police corruption, gangsters, prostitute, social decay, crime, pimp, cocaine, criminal's revenge, drug abuse, afro ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 8K
Foxy Brown (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A voluptuous black woman takes a job as a high-class prostitute in order to get revenge on the mobsters who murdered her boyfriend.
Style: sexy, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, afro, vengeance, prostitute, vigilantism, undercover, prostitution, crime, gangsters, cult, urban ghetto, drug use ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 398K
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: stylized, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, vengeance, criminal's revenge, gangsters, crimes, revenge, assassin, violence, dog, righteous rage, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, violence, murder, vigilantism, model, child custody, one man army, psychopath, gangsters, criminal's revenge, vengeance, college ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.3
 285
Mask of Death (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While attempting to flee from the FBI, the criminal Frank Dallio kills Detective McKenna's wife, Rachel. McKenna himself is shot in the face by the professional killer Lyle Mason, who dies in a car crash shortly thereafter. The FBI persuades ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plastic surgery, blood, machine gun, fbi, timebomb, tattoo, dual role, gunfight, helicopter, fistfight, assassination attempt, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 628
Renegade Force (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An FBI Agent (Michael Rooker) and a female cop (Diane DiLascio) join forces to stop renegade cops who are offing the bad guys. Robert Patrick is the leader of the renegades and Louis Mandylor is a reluctant young cop that is brought into the hit ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, police corruption, swat, courtroom, special agents, gory, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, crime, criminal heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 29K
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, revenge, violence, murder, shooting, chase, left for dead, hospital, criminal's revenge, cemetery, crime, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.0
 100K
The Raid 2 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: After fighting his way through an apartment building populated by an army of dangerous criminals and escaping with his life, SWAT team member Rama goes undercover, joining a powerful Indonesian crime syndicate to protect his family and uncover ...
Style: realistic, stylized, epic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, gangsters, warrior, martial arts, violence, one man army, rivalry, prison, organized crime, gunfight, police, outnumbered ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
 25K
Blown Away (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Blown Away tells the story of Jimmy Dove who works for the Boston bomb squad. Shortly after Dove leaves the force his partner is killed by a bomb that Dove thinks might have been made by someone he knows.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: irish, revenge, violence, vengeance, terrorism, concert, wedding, anarchist, orchestra, fireworks, computer, explosion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 129K
Smokin' Aces (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, intense, twist ending, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, sniper, fbi, gangsters, disguise, violence spree, group of criminals, assassins, gunfight, brutality, multiple storylines, mafia ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 2000s, 1950s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 6K
White Sands (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A small southwestern town sheriff finds a body in the desert with a suitcase and $500,000. He impersonates the man and stumbles into an FBI investigation.
Style: suspense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, neo noir, small town, crime, murder, undercover, investigation, mistaken identity, hidden identity, special agents, small town life, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new mexico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 36K
Sudden Impact (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When a young rape victim takes justice into her own hands and becomes a serial killer, it's up to Dirty Harry Callahan, on suspension from the SFPD, to bring her to justice.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, serial killer, vengeance, police investigation, crime, vigilantism, small town, female killer, police corruption, tough law enforcer, against the rules, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, pacific ocean, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
One in the Chamber (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A seasoned assassin plays both sides in a Russian gang war and becomes the target of an unknown enemy.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, drugs/alcohol, danger, bullet, deadly, criminal heroes, violence spree, chases and races, crimes, mob, spiral staircase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: prague, europe, eastern europe, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.5
 26K
Raw Deal (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Mark Kaminsky is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Patrovina, enlists Kaminsky in a ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, fbi, undercover, crime, criminal heroes, vengeance, criminal's revenge, gang, special agents, tough law enforcer, working undercover, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1986, twentieth century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, violence, revenge, prostitution, vigilantism, police investigation, rape, gore, torture, ex soldier, chase, gang ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, new york, asia, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 10K
Crying Freeman (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Japan, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A lethal assassin for a secret Chinese organisation, who sheds tears of regret each time he kills, is seen swiftly and mercilessly executing three Yakuza gangsters by a beautiful artist. She is captivated by the grace of his kill and later falls in ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, danger, murder, superhero, martial arts, track down, police investigation, crimes, deadly, rivalry, artist ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, shanghai china, usa, china, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.4
 3K
The Hitman (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After surviving an attempt on his life by his former partner, officer Cliff Garrett (Norris) exacts revenge on those who wronged him by going undercover as a hit man. He works to gain the reputation and trust needed in order to be accepted by the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, special agents, fighting crime, one man army, undercover cop, mafia, revenge, paranoia, betrayal, undercover, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%