Movies like The Brave One

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The Brave One (2007)
 6.7
 61K
The Brave One (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A woman struggles to recover from a brutal attack by setting out on a mission for revenge.
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, melancholic, suspenseful, sexy, erotic, sincere, clever, bad ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vigilante, vengeance, vigilantism, crimes, revenge, death, tragedy, corpse, loss of loved one, self defense, tragic event, suspicion, serial killer, strong female lead, female protagonist, woman with a gun, evidence, fear, police station, assault, radio, grief, dog, police investigation, tunnel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco

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Most similar movies to The Brave One

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and intense films with plots about dialogue, revenge, violence, crimes, brutality, storytelling and vengeance mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Brave One: Law Abiding Citizen (2009), Death Sentence (2007), Death Wish (1974), A History of Violence (2005), Edge of Darkness (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, psychological, tense, exciting ...
Plot: prison, justice, vengeance, vigilantism, investigation, master criminal, murder, fighting the system, lawyer, mind game, courtroom, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
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Death Sentence (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: harsh, suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gang, vigilantism, gangsters, murder, crimes, revenge, vigilante, violence, tragic event, violent, character change ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
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Death Wish (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Italy
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, harsh, disturbing, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, vigilantism, revenge, police, vengeance, murder, home invasion, violence, crimes, rape and revenge, gunfight, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tucson arizona, manhattan new york city, honolulu hawaii ...
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100%
A History of Violence (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, 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: neo noir, harsh, disturbing, tense, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: robbery, small town, attempted robbery, twists and turns, gangsters, self defense, revenge, violent, vigilantism, sex scene, family relations, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Edge of Darkness (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As a seasoned homicide detective, Thomas Craven has seen the bleakest side of humanity. But nothing prepares him for the toughest investigation of his life: the search for his only daughter Emma's killer. Now, he is on a personal mission to ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, exciting, brutal ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vengeance, father daughter relationship, vigilantism, investigation, fighting the system, uncover truth, corruption, murder, political corruption, crimes, police officer, hitman ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 21st century, 2010s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 17K
Eye for an Eye (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: It's fire and brimstone time as grieving mother Karen McCann takes justice into her own hands when a kangaroo court in Los Angeles fails to convict Robert Doob, the monster who raped and murdered her 17-year-old daughter.
Style: psychological, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rape, murder, vigilante, revenge, obsession, vigilantism, rape and murder, psychopath, women, haunted by the past, loss of daughter, support group ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 48K
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: suspense, harsh, emotional, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, gang, lone hero, justice, drug cartel, vigilantism, violence, corruption, brutality, gangsters, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, los angeles, usa, california, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 709K
Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, atmospheric, surprise ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, police investigation, revenge, vigilantism, brutality, torture, serial killer, vengeance, twists and turns, missing child, police ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Training Day (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.
Style: neo noir, realistic, tense, harsh, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, corrupt cop, gang, police, gang member, gunfight, drug dealer, rookie, drugs, mentor, mafia, african american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 457K
Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, twist ending, suspense, emotional, tense ...
Plot: mystery, vengeance, loss of child, sexual abuse, murder, police investigation, childhood, child abuse, investigation, death in the family, tragic event, vigilantism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 60s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 78K
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, suspense, intense, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police officer, murder, gunfight, corruption, police investigation, crimes, police corruption, drug lord, tough law enforcer, violence, racism, police brutality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, switzerland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: stylized, bleak, macabre, harsh, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, vigilantism, murder, violence, crimes, gunfight, vietnam war, revenge, character study, complex characters, vietnam veteran, exploitation ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: texas, vietnam, asia, san antonio texas, el paso texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Blue Steel (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A female rookie in the police force engages in a cat and mouse game with a pistol wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.
Style: neo noir, tense, exciting, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: policewoman, serial killer, chase, crimes, murder, female protagonist, police investigation, police, life philosophy, investigation, runaway, psychopath ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 88K
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, realistic, bleak, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, vigilante, gang, crimes, vengeance, revenge, investigation, gangsters, violence, brutality, widower ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 51K
15 Minutes (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, brutal, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, criminal, media, police investigation, journalism, twists and turns, crimes, prisoner, partners against crime, violence, reluctant partners, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.1
 81K
Broken City (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In a broken city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure, the mayor. Billy's relentless pursuit of justice, matched only by his streetwise ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, neo noir, political, tense ...
Plot: private detective, conspiracy, investigation, twists and turns, infidelity, betrayal, politics, political corruption, crimes, mayor, lawyer, surveillance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, new orleans, new jersey, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 68K
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, rough, neo noir, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, gangsters, crimes, twists and turns, blackmail, vengeance, guilt, vigilantism, secrets, deception, mysterious woman, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 281K
Panic Room (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham, Raoul ...
Style: suspense, tense, neo noir, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, trapped, confinement indoors, cat and mouse, thief, hostage, surveillance, millionaire, security system, disorder, claustrophobia, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: harsh, exciting, intense, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, rape and revenge, rape, murder, chase, police investigation, crimes, revenge, female killer, justice, car chase, vigilante ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa, las vegas, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 4K
Five Corners (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A psychotic young man returns to his old neighborhood after release from prison. He seeks out the woman he previously tried to rape and the man who protected her, with twisted ideas of love for her and hate for him.
Style: disturbing, talky, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, crimes, violence, stalking, psychopath, police investigation, hitman, visceral, character study, friendship, police detective, ex convict ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1964
Place: new york, new jersey, california, usa, mississippi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Brooklyn's Finest (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Enforcing the law within the notoriously rough Brownsville section of the city and especially within the Van Dyke housing projects is the NYPD's sixty-fifth precinct. Three police officers struggle with the sometimes fine line between right and ...
Style: realistic, tense, intense, dark, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corrupt cop, corruption, police, crimes, police corruption, guilt, betrayal, organized crime, murder, dirty cop, police brutality, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, new jersey, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Seeking Justice (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After his wife is assaulted, a husband enlists the services of a vigilante group to help him settle the score.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, intense, unusual plot structure, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: conspiracy, twists and turns, vengeance, secret organization, conspiracy theory, vigilante, vigilantism, life turned upside down, revenge, secret movement, group of criminals, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, california
⇓ 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: disturbing, suspense, brutal, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, violent, chase, murder, crimes, vengeance, gunfight, violence, death, brutality, revenge, visceral ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new york, vietnam, new jersey, usa, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 5.8
 4K
One Good Cop (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When his loyal longtime partner, a widower, is killed in the line of duty and leaves behind three young children, Artie Lewis (Michael Keaton), a dedicated New York City cop and his wife, Rita (Rene Russo), decide to take the kids in. But the lives ...
Style: exciting, emotional, intense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: crimes, father daughter relationship, orphan, drug dealer, partner, murder, family relations, law enforcement, fighting crime, drug dealing, drug abuse, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.7
 15K
Paparazzi (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A rising Hollywood actor decides to take personal revenge against a group of four persistent photographers to make them pay for almost causing a personal tragedy involving his wife and son.
Style: intense, clever, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: revenge, murder, stalking, paparazzi, actor's life, rivalry, life is a bitch, journalism, celebrity culture, showbiz, family problems, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, montana, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.9
 16K
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: feel good, unusual plot structure, neo noir, erotic, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, rape, rape and revenge, one man army, street gang, prostitute, interracial rape, vigilantism, revenge, violence, female nudity, violent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
We Own the Night (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hitmen.
Style: suspense, harsh, stylized, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, police, crimes, mafia, police officer, hitman, brothers, multiple storylines, nightclub, law enforcement, heroin ...
Time: 20th century, year 1988, 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Across 110th Street (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In a daring robbery, some $300,000 is taken from the Italian mob. Several mafiosi are killed, as are two policemen. Lt. Pope and Mattelli are two New York City cops trying to break the case. Three small-time criminals are on the run with the money. ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, cynical, bleak, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, murder, racism, organized crime, police, police corruption, police investigation, violence, hitman, mafia, robbery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, harlem, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.8
 67K
The Chaser (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Joong-ho is a dirty detective turned pimp in financial trouble as several of his girls have recently disappeared without clearing their debts. While trying to track them down, he finds a clue that the vanished girls were all called up by the same ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, psychological, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, crimes, investigation, race against time, interrogation, murder mystery, murder, brutality, revenge, twists and turns ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, seoul, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Boiling Point (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover cop, redemption, vengeance, crimes, investigation, organized crime, working undercover, master criminal, track down, special agents, loss of partner ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%