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The Brave One (2007)
 6.7
 60K
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: realistic, serious, suspense, twists and turns, melancholic, tense, atmospheric, rough, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vigilante, vigilantism, vengeance, corpse, loss of loved one, crimes, crime, tragic event, suspicion, evidence, injury, tunnel, self defense, fear, police investigation, tragedy, twists & turns, police officer, dog, haunted by the past, revenge, pimp, neighbor, boyfriend, radio ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, 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 serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about vengeance, gun, vigilante, murder, violence, brutality and crimes mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Brave One: Law Abiding Citizen (2009), Death Wish (1974), Prisoners (2013), Death Sentence (2007), 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, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: vengeance, master criminal, justice, fighting the system, vigilantism, murder, prison, mind game, injustice, perfect crime, intelligence, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 38K
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, arizona, tucson arizona, honolulu hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
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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: twist ending, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, neo noir ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, police investigation, missing child, brutality, crime, vigilantism, disappearance, child abduction, torture, vigilante, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 71K
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 ⇓
100%
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Edge of Darkness (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: vengeance, murder, uncover truth, fighting the system, senator, death of daughter, investigation, danger, dishonesty, conspiracy, vigilantism, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 438K
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, tense, neo noir, bleak, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, vengeance, police investigation, loss of child, child abuse, child molestation, death in the family, sexual abuse, child rape, innocence lost, loss of daughter, murder ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 70s, contemporary, 60s ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A History of Violence (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
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, tense, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: robbery, family relations, self defense, small town, attempted murder, revenge, attempted robbery, vigilantism, mafia, criminal's revenge, crime, hidden identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ 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: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, vengeance, homecoming, vietnam veteran, rivalry, crime, buddies, deadly, crimes, human nature, death wish ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, san antonio texas, el paso texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 9K
Boy Wonder (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young Brooklyn boy witnesses the brutal murder of his mother and grows up obsessed with finding her killer. Thus begins his life as a quiet, straight-A student by day and a self-appointed hero at night. But what is a real hero? And who decides ...
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal, murder, pimp, crime, childhood trauma, vigilante, vengeance, crimes, vigilantism, haunted by the past, boxing, lone wolves ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 16K
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: tense, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rape, vigilantism, murder, obsession, haunted by the past, psychopath, support group, vengeance, vigilante, legal action, loss of daughter, martial arts ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 86K
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, bleak, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, gang, loneliness, investigation, widower, crimes, vengeance, loss of friend, incompetent police, deadly, vigilante ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 155K
The Punisher (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When undercover FBI agent Frank Castle's wife and son are slaughtered, he becomes 'the Punisher' -- a ruthless vigilante willing to go to any length to avenge his family.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, vengeance, vigilante, vigilantism, anti hero, tough guy, tough law enforcer, loss of child, tragic hero, torment, lone wolves, tough heroes ...
Time: year 2003
Place: puerto rico, virginia, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
36%
 6.1
 50K
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, contemplative, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: police investigation, journalism, prisoner, police detective, media, paranoia, criminal, fear, death, crime, crimes, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 78K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, mayor, betrayal, conspiracy, politics, election, political corruption, crime, crimes, uncover truth, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.9
 15K
Death Wish 3 (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Paul Kersey returns to New York to visit his friend Charley, who lives in one of the worst parts of New York City. But when Paul arrives at Charley's apartment, he finds Charley dying after a vicious beating by a gang led by Manny Fraker, and ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, gang, vigilante, sniper, chaos, police, one man army, hospital, one against many, anti heroes, rocket launcher, anti hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 47K
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 ⇓
34%
 6.6
 43K
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: serious, tense, intense, harsh, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, police investigation, chase, serial killer, vengeance, crime, crimes, female killer, police detective, against the rules, law enforcement, justice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, pacific ocean, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Hard to Kill (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mason Storm, a 'go it alone' cop, is gunned down at home. The intruders kill his wife, and think they've killed both Mason and his son too. Mason is secretly taken to a hospital where he spends several years in a coma. His son ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, hospital, coma, murder, danger, corrupt official, intrigue, against the odds, crime, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, year 1983, year 1990, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, chicago illinois
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33%
 6.0
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, rape, vigilante, murder, hospital, one man army, one against many, surveillance, police, anti heroes, anti hero, rape and revenge ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 3K
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: stalking, psychopath, friendship, prison, crimes, rape, rapist, police detective, danger, deadly, violence, hate ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, bronx new york city, usa, mississippi, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 87K
Righteous Kill (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two veteran New York City detectives work to identify the possible connection between a recent murder and a case they believe they solved years ago; is there a serial killer on the loose, and did they perhaps put the wrong person behind bars?
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, crime, crimes, vigilantism, mind game, law enforcement, partners, deadly, fighting crime, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Original Gangstas (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A violent street gang, the Rebels, rule the streets of Gary, Indiana. The Rebels shoot Marvin Bookman, a store-keeper, for giving the police information about a drive-by shooting they committed. Marvin's son, former NFL star John who created ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vigilantism, vigilante, murder, heroes, profanity, gunfight, gang violence, fistfight, hand to hand combat, drive by shooting, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: bleak, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vigilantism, vengeance, factory, social decay, psychopath, injustice, drug dealing, gangsters, prison, jail, home invasion ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: neo noir, twists and turns, exciting, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, irish, mafia, crimes, shooting, siblings relations, mob boss, fbi, corpse, revenge, crime, racial slur ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 34K
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: serious, tense, captivating, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, gangsters, gang, chase, urban ghetto, drug dealing, friendship, betrayal, crime, crimes, addiction, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Out of the Furnace (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two brothers live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, when a cruel twist of fate lands one in prison. His brother is then lured into one of the most violent crime rings in the Northeast.
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disappearance, ex convict, manslaughter, crimes, revenge, justice, vigilantism, track down, fist fighting, loss of sibling, merciless, death of parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 80s, 2010s ...
Place: usa, pennsylvania, indiana, new jersey, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 69K
Death Wish (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A mild-mannered father is transformed into a killing machine after his family is torn apart by a violent act.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending, neo noir ...
Plot: vigilante, dark hero, father daughter relationship, vigilantism, criminal, police, death of wife, justice, moral dilemma, betrayal, danger, murder investigation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Year of the Dragon (1985)
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chinese mafia, chinatown, gangsters, police detective, racism, crimes, crime, police corruption, lone wolves, violence spree, partners against crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa, xian ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 10K
Ms .45 (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A shy and mute seamstress goes insane after being attacked and raped twice in one day. She wanders the New York streets at night in a sexy black dress with her attacker's gun strapped to her garter belt, blowing away any man who tries to pick ...
Style: tense, disturbing, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: rape, vigilantism, sexual abuse, female killer, halloween, vengeance, mute, killing spree, revenge, crimes, crime, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%