Movies like The Boondock Saints

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The Boondock Saints (1999)
 7.8
 212K
The Boondock Saints
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, stylized, dark humor, exciting, realistic, bloody, intense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, vigilantism, irish, mafia, vigilante, organized crime, violence, justice, gunfight, insanity, revenge, brutality, catholicism, police, hitman, blood, murder, criminal heroes, brothers, vengeance, violent, murderous pair, corruption, gratuitous violence, mission from god ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Action, Crime, Thriller
USA
111 min.
 8.1
The Raid 2
Action, Crime, Thriller
Indonesia, USA
150 min.
 8.0
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Most similar movies to The Boondock Saints

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, rough, serious and suspenseful films with plots about vengeance, violence, gangsters, dialogue, crimes, violent and brutality mostly in Crime, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like The Boondock Saints: The Equalizer (2014), John Wick (2014), Coffy (1973), New Jack City (1991), Desperado (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
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: stylized, serious, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, crime, revenge, irish, murder, vigilante, justice, gunfight, murderous pair, violence, betrayal, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   88%
 
 7.2
 268K
The Equalizer
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, stylized, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, vigilantism, violence, corruption, hitman, vengeance, assassin, gory, revenge, crime, surveillance, russian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   52%
 
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 7.3
 392K
John Wick
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, realistic, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, hitman, revenge, dog, gangsters, murder, assassin, organized crime, violence, dark hero, brutality, car chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   48%
 
 6.9
 8K
Coffy
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: sexy, serious, rough, dark humor, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, vengeance, gangsters, crime, police corruption, drug abuse, addiction, violence, drugs, revenge, drug addiction, vigilantism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   43%
 
 6.6
 27K
New Jack City
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A gangster, Nino, is in the Cash Money Brothers, making a million dollars every week selling crack. A cop, Scotty, discovers that the only way to infiltrate the gang is to become a dealer himself.
Style: stylized, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hip hop, crime, gangsters, chase, addiction, drugs, undercover cop, gangster, mafia, gunfight, vengeance, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, california, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   45%
 
 7.2
 153K
Desperado
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.
Style: stylized, sexy, serious, rough, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, revenge, hitman, gory, brutality, gangsters, chase, violence, gunfight, vigilante, dark hero, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   48%
 
 7.1
 121K
Payback
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: clever, twists and turns, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, crime, vengeance, money, gangsters, crime gone awry, mafia, revenge, organized crime, violence, robbery, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   100%
 
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 6.8
 100K
Street Kings
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, undercover cop, corruption, police, murder, violence, vigilantism, police investigation, neo noir, redemption, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   100%
 
Out for Justice
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gino Felino (Steven Seagal) is an NYPD detective from Brooklyn who knows everyone and everything in his neighborhood. Killing his Partner was someone's mistake, because he's now Out For Justice.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, crime, police investigation, chase, murder, vengeance, car chase, violence, mafia, organized crime, vigilante ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   45%
 
 6.6
 44K
Black Rain
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan. In Japan, however, he manages to escape. As they try to track him down, ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, police investigation, culture clash, chase, organized crime, violence, mafia, gangster, police, motorcycle, neo noir, brutality ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   34%
 
 6.3
 78K
War
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: FBI agent Jack Crawford is out for revenge when his partner is killed and all clues point to the mysterious assassin Rogue. But when Rogue turns up years later to take care of some unfinished business, he triggers a violent clash of rival gangs. ...
Style: stylized, serious, rough, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, revenge, chase, crime, hitman, fbi, assassin, betrayal, assassination, car chase, kung fu ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   46%
 
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.
Style: stylized, epic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, hitman, corruption, violence, revenge, gunfight, storytelling, assassin, betrayal, blood, torture, cia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   43%
 
 6.7
 190K
Gangster Squad
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it ...
Style: stylized, serious, rough, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, organized crime, mafia, corruption, gangster, violence, undercover cop, police corruption, revenge, car chase, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1930s, year 1949 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   46%
 
Movie in collections
 6.8
 65K
Death Sentence
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, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, vengeance, revenge, murder, justice, crime, hospital, vigilante, violence, gunfight, brutality, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   33%
 
 6.4
 18K
The Gauntlet
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Phoenix cop Ben Shockley is well on his way to becoming a derelict when he is assigned to transport a witness named Gus Mally from Vegas. Mally turns out to be a belligerent prostitute with mob ties and incriminating information regarding a ...
Style: exciting, road movie, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, chase, motorcycle, police corruption, organized crime, crime, betrayal, desert, hitman, gangsters, police, bus ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, san francisco, phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   41%
 
Year of the Dragon
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In New York, racist Capt. Stanley White becomes obsessed with destroying a Chinese-American drug ring run by Joey Tai, an up-and-coming young gangster as ambitious as he is ruthless. While pursuing an unauthorized investigation, White grows ...
Style: stylized, serious, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, violence, organized crime, mafia, gangster, police corruption, vigilantism, hitman, lone wolves, strong sexual content, violent ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, vietnam, asia, southeast asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   34%
 
The Raid: Redemption
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, France, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under ...
Style: realistic, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, survival, gunfight, surveillance, violence, brutality, kung fu, blood, gangster, police corruption, fight scenes, violent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   35%
 
 5.9
 63K
Shaft
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: New York police detective John Shaft arrests Walter Wade Jr. for a racially motivated slaying. But the only eyewitness disappears, and Wade jumps bail for Switzerland. Two years later Wade returns to face trial, confident his money and influence ...
Style: stylized, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crime, violence, revenge, corruption, police corruption, police investigation, chase, vengeance, car chase, kick-butt women, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, switzerland, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   45%
 
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A History of Violence
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, disturbing ...
Plot: small town, violence, crime, mafia, vigilantism, gangster, redemption, organized crime, revenge, robbery, storytelling, gore ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   36%
 
 8.0
 99K
The Raid 2
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: martial arts, gangsters, crime, violence, gory, organized crime, gunfight, mafia, police corruption, corruption, undercover cop, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   32%
 
 7.2
 49K
Magnum Force
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, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, police corruption, crime, vigilante, police investigation, investigation, police, violence, chase, justice, motorcycle, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   43%
 
 6.8
 36K
The Enforcer
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dirty Harry Callahan returns again, this time saddled with a rookie female partner. Together, they must stop a terrorist group consisting of angry Vietnam veterans.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alcatraz, crime, kidnapping, police investigation, chase, violence, gunfight, revenge, murder, tough law enforcer, police, vigilante ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   36%
 
 6.6
 15K
Doberman
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The charismatic criminal Dobermann, who got his first gun when he was christened, leads a gang of brutal robbers. After a complex and brutal bank robbery, they are being hunted by the Paris police. The hunt is led by the sadistic cop Christini, who ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, gangsters, police corruption, violence, chase, robbery, gangster, criminal heroes, violent, stylish, french ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   39%
 
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Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
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: dark humor, stylized, rough, serious, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, gory, vengeance, kung fu, hitman, mentor, organized crime, sword fight, violence, dark hero, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: japan, usa, tokyo, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   37%
 
 6.1
 41K
A Man Apart
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, suspense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, revenge, violence, justice, brutality, drugs, corruption, murder, drugs/alcohol, tough law enforcer, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, california, latin america, usa, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   33%
 
The Way of the Gun
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two criminal drifters without sympathy get more than they bargained for after kidnapping and holding for ransom the surrogate mother of a powerful and shady man.
Style: clever, stylized, realistic, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime, gunfight, crime gone awry, gangsters, violence, redemption, gangster, revenge, organized crime, car chase, blood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   36%
 
 7.0
 215K
Crank
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Professional assassin Chev Chelios learns his rival has injected him with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops.
Style: stylized, twists and turns, semi serious, rough, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, revenge, assassin, car chase, gory, gangsters, motorcycle, brutality, blood, race against time, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   40%
 
 6.5
 7K
Foxy Brown
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, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, crime, gangsters, chase, prostitution, revenge, vigilante, drugs, violence, drug addiction, cult ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   35%
 

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 6.4
 14K
Nighthawks
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An international terrorist has New York in a grip of panic and it's up to Det. Sgt. Deke DaSilva to take him down.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, police investigation, crime, undercover cop, violence, police, murder, hostage, chase, hostages, surveillance, corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, london, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   29%
 
 5.9
 15K
Kiss of Death
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jimmy Kilmartin is an ex-con living in Astoria in the New York City borough of Queens, trying to stay clean and raising a family with his wife Bev. But when his cousin Ronnie causes him to take a fall for driving an illegal transport of stolen cars, ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, betrayal, vengeance, heist, murder, redemption, gangster, mafia, revenge, violence, organized crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   38%
 
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