Movies like The Boondock Saints

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The Boondock Saints (1999)
 7.8
 216K
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: exciting, rough, stylized, suspense, twists and turns, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending, bilingual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, irish, siblings relations, mafia, crime, shooting, violence spree, morality, rivalry, revenge, christianity, fbi, racial slur, masturbation, russian, corpse, neo noir, friend, vengeance, russian mafia, police station, pager, anti-hero, philosophy, stereotypes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa

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Most similar movies to The Boondock Saints

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out rough, realistic, suspenseful and serious films with plots about crimes, murder, revenge, gunfight, violence, vengeance and brutality mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Boondock Saints: Payback (1999), Street Kings (2008), The Equalizer (2014), John Wick (2014), Next of Kin (1989). 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: stylized, offbeat, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, irish, murder, revenge, priest, friendship, sheep, crime, siblings relations, chases and races, criminal heroes, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1950s
Place: boston, ireland, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 124K
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: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, betrayal, money, mafia, robbery, criminal's revenge, organized crime, crimes, criminal heroes, gangsters, dishonesty, neo noir ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, right and wrong, doubts and hesitations, undercover cop, corruption, police, murder, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ 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: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, lone hero, fighting crime, vigilantism, lone wolves, vigilante, heroes, gunfight, corruption, tough heroes, righting the wronged, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 422K
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, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, vengeance, dark hero, criminal's revenge, gangsters, vigilante, russian mafia, righteous rage, violence spree, crimes, widower ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.8
 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: rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, murder, crime, tough law enforcer, vigilantism, police investigation, justice, death of brother, one against many, brother brother relationship, complex characters, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: tense, suspenseful, psychological, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, gang, revenge, murder, hospital, tragic event, semiautomatic pistol, crime, justice, couple relations, character change ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, brutal, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, revenge, vigilante, violence, chase, murder, police investigation, vengeance, gory, deadly, fighting the system, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, investigation, mistaken identity, murder, undercover, crime, working undercover, crimes, who done it, mystery, hidden identity, neo noir ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new mexico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 131K
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, fbi, sniper, disguise, mafia, organized crime, gunfight, violence spree, group of criminals, brutality, torture, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 2000s, 1950s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 80K
War (2007)
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, presumed dead, hitman, loss of friend, fbi, criminal heroes, tough law enforcer, crime, martial arts, lone wolves, special agents, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Bullet to the Head (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After watching their respective partners die, a cop and a hitman form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, brutal, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, hitman, corruption, violence, heroes, partners, tough heroes, crimes, danger, vigilantism, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.0
 22K
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, russian mafia, revenge, loss of daughter, deadly, track down, violence spree, forced into action, gangsters, chases and races, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: disturbing, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, prison, social decay, vigilantism, factory, psychopath, injustice, drug dealing, vigilante, murder, police, revenge ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, murder, undercover, loss of friend, vengeance, police investigation, anti heroes, crimes, tough law enforcer, track down, law enforcement, master criminal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 2K
Truck Turner (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ex-football star turned skip-tracer, Turner specializes in bringing in the criminals police are too scared to chase, and when he's hired to capture sociopathic pimp Gator, he finds himself confronted by the most vicious killers in the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, vengeance, chase, bail bondsman, revenge, organized crime, track down, partners, rivalry, heroes, law enforcement, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, tough law enforcer, cocaine, vigilantism, organized crime, fighting crime, danger, tough heroes, crime, revenge, tragic hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, california, los angeles, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.5
 27K
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: rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, fbi, vengeance, crimes, working undercover, gang, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, rebellion, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, twentieth century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 65K
Shaft (2000)
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, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, revenge, drug lord, violence, police brutality, corruption, crime, police investigation, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, switzerland, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 8K
Coffy (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, police corruption, vigilante, cocaine, prostitute, social decay, pimp, drug abuse, gangsters, crime, addiction, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 28K
New Jack City (1991)
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, realistic, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hip hop, chase, vengeance, betrayal, gang, megalomaniac, drug lord, drug dealing, infidelity, undercover, genocide, gang war ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 194K
Gangster Squad (2013)
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, mob boss, organized crime, corruption, mafia, police brutality, crimes, fighting crime, partners, squad, law enforcement, power struggle ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 50s, year 1949 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.7
 7K
Skin Trade (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Thailand, Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests. NYC detective Nick goes to S.E. Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndicates human trafficking network.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, sex slave, sex slavery, human trafficking, tough law enforcer, crime, gangsters, police investigation, tough heroes, rivalry, vengeance, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, usa, asia, cambodia, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Boiling Point (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Red is an aging scam-artist who's just been released from prison together with Ronnie, a young and not-so-bright hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take his money; ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, investigation, prison, crime, redemption, master criminal, working undercover, vengeance, track down, loss of partner, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.4
 3K
Renegades (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Buster McHenry (Sutherland) is as an undercover agent for the police. His mission involves him in a robbery. Buster gets shot but Hank Storm (Phillips), an Indian, helps Buster. Since Hank wants a spear in the possession of the criminals that Buster ...
Style: rough, serious, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, heist, law enforcement, undercover, vengeance, gangsters, reluctant partners, partners against crime, crime, working undercover, chases and races, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.0
 103K
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: stylized, realistic, epic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, warrior, martial arts, organized crime, gunfight, police corruption, violence, gangsters, death, gang war, mob boss, convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.3
 289
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: realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination attempt, undercover, betrayal, tattoo, fbi, machine gun, helicopter, fistfight, gunfight, plastic surgery, blood ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ 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: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, hitman, danger, deadly, chases and races, drugs/alcohol, violence spree, criminal heroes, crimes, bullet, blood splatter, torture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: prague, europe, prague czech republic, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Urban Justice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Seagal plays a man with a dark and violent past, who seeks revenge for the murder of his son.
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, investigation, chase, martial arts, murder, revenge, car chase, deadly, dishonesty, track down, law enforcement, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.1
 31K
Get Carter (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Remake of the British classic. Jack Carter, a mob enforcer living in Las Vegas, travels back to his hometown of Seattle for his brother's funeral. During this visit, Carter realizes that the death of his brother was not accidental, but a ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, ritual, gangsters, vengeance, criminal heroes, crime, lone wolves, rivalry, tough heroes, deadly, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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